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[Mary] gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him 
in a manger, because there was no 
guest room available for them. - Luke 2:7 (NIV)

Every year I dread the task of putting up the Christmas tree. The decade-old fake tree is crooked — bushy on one side, bare on the other. The tinsel doesn’t quite wrap the entire tree. One strand of the pre-lit lights doesn’t work. The star on top is a gaudy...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, remind us that the imperfect circumstances that Mary went through resulted in a gift of perfect love for the world. Thank you for the gift of Jesus. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Luke 2:1-7

Thought for the Day

Though I am imperfect, God’s love for me isn’t.

Prayer Focus

To accept imperfection 
in myself and others


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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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