You were born in a time like ours
In a place like ours
To people like us.
There was nothing extraordinary about our lives
Until you were brought into them
Nothing to remark upon
Until you interrupted our sadness,
And our isolation
And with those riches that endure.
You came and waited for us to wake up
From the dream of our selfishness
Into the Christmas morning of your mission.
Help us to forget our religious nonsense
And to leave behind our silly ideas
Help us – instead – to heal the world
By being healed, ourselves, through you.
We offer you our hearts
As hosts and homes
Live in us, be born in us, forever.