If as Herod, we fill our lives with things and again with things;
If we consider ourselves so important that we must fill every moment of our lives with action, when will we have the time to make the long slow journey across the burning desert as did the magi?
Or sit and watch the stars as did the shepherds?
Or brood over the coming of the child as did Mary?
For each of us there is a desert to travel, a star to discover, and a being within ourselves to bring to life.
- Iranian Christmas Carol
Merry Christmas to you and your families.