Christmas Eve, 2009.
Titus 2:11-14: For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all, training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly, while we wait for the blessed hope and the manifestation of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. He it is who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds.
God, we know we can be a better people. We thank you tonight for providing the light for our path to you.
(Medieval stained glass depicting the Nativity, Claremont Cathedral, France)