The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us. O come, let us worship. Alleluia
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. Joseph's dream. c.1645 Gemädegalerie, Berlin.
Flight into Egypt
Lonely travelers from the stable
Warned by angels moved to save him
Fleeing from the land of promise
True the tale of flight and exile
Lord Jesus, as an infant you fled to Egypt in the care of Mary and Joseph. You were a vulnerable family in a foreign land, looking for shelter and sustenance. Help us to welcome those like you who cross our borders today. Give us hearts of compassion, humane response, and laws that respect the dignity of all immigrants.
The Flight Into Egypt: An teicheadg go hÉigipt. Nightnoise: A Celtic Christmas (1999)
May the Lord, who has called out of darkness into his marvellous light, bless us and fill us with peace. Amen.