What Do You Want?

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Christmas is just around the corner. Have you made your list? What’s on it this year?

What do you really want?

iPhone7Plus?

Season tickets?

Gardening tools?

A trip to Greece?

Scotch? Cash? Clothes? Not fruitcake?

What do you want this year?

A better address?

A smarter broker?

More clout? More control? Less pain?

Good kids? Good sex? Good schools? Good health?

Want to quit drinking? Quit pretending? Quit worrying? Quit working 18-hour days?

What do you want for Christmas?

That other life you planned?

More love? Some love? Another chance? Anything but what you’ve got?

What do you really want?

World peace, more jobs, less hate, no guns?

The big bad mess cleaned up once and for all—yours, mine, ours, theirs?

What do you want this time around?

A strange and shining grace – to be the partners of a God who will be born not in the world that ought to be, but here, right here, in yours?

To say ‘yes’ like Mary to what was not your plan?

To wed like Joseph the tainted mother and accept her child?

To bow and kiss the mystery and the mess? To coo and soothe it, rock it in your arms?

What do you want this year?

The whisper of an angel in a dream, ‘Don’t be afraid’?

The whisper of an angel in a dream, ‘Don’t be afraid’?

Christmas is just around the corner.

What do you want?

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