Sunday, December 25, 2022
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. —John1:1–5
For he was in the beginning with God,
way back a long, long time ago,
before the stars,
before the day,
before the rivers were carved out of clay.
And what has come into being in him was life.
So we cannot begin with Magi and sheep,
for this story begins at the brink—
of creation and light,
of you and me,
of beloved and love,
of being set free.
—A Poetic Reading of John 1 by Reverend Sarah Speed
Begin again in us, O Christ child. Amen. —The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster