Who am I this Christmas Day?
Am I an angel, bringing good news to those who yearn to hear it?
Am I a shepherd, who runs to see what God has done?
Am I a Magi, willing to give any gift to the King?
Am I Joseph, listening to any way that God might speak?
Am I Mary, saying yes when others would jeer?
In the moments of stillness,
when all pretensions are dropped,
I fear that I may be Herod,
safe and comfortable,
but afraid of what might change.
Lord, you know my true self,
both what I am
and what I can be,
by your grace.