on this sacred day,
I am going to work.
There is something special about working on Christmas,
when so many others are home with loved ones.
My work today might even have a wondrous sense of service and necessity.
But it doesn’t always feel noble and inside me there is a struggle:
I wish I could stay home.
Help me to feel missioned by you today.
Let me recognize the unique way my co-workers and I are called to serve our brothers and sisters.
Let me take just a moment in this quiet to feel your deep love for me.
May I carry that sense of peace with me as the light of your love,
shining on everyone I come in contact with today.