Christmas Prayer

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.