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Open to Awe

A close-up of a nativity creche, with the Holy Family figures and baby Jesus

[Written for two voices, here set for Worship Association (WA) and Minister (M)]

WA: Perhaps some here have outgrown mystery.
Maybe you have doubts about Santa,
Or have forgotten the magic of a newborn child.

M: One might easily lose touch with awe,
In the struggle to do it all,
Or simply to survive.

WA: Hear, now, this invitation:
To open yourself to surprise today
And be ready to greet unexpected delights.

M: What star shall shine on you?
What child remind you
that all can be touched by glory?

WA: What gifts can you give?
How will you join the holy story?

About the Author

Shari Woodbury

Rev. Shari Woodbury (she/her) seeks to create pathways for "the transforming power of love" to work in individual lives, in congregations, and beyond; she is currently the settled minister at the First Unitarian Church of Omaha....

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