Collect for the Third Day of Christmas
|I bought this clay tile nativity at the airport gift shop in San Juan, Puerto Rico|
Welcome, welcome, Jesus Christ,
our infant saviour,
baby who makes every birth holy.
May we, who like the shepherds
have witnessed in the stable a new kind of love
return to our work with joy.
May we, for whom the heavens have opened
to proclaim that God is with us,
and who have fed on living bread
and drunk the wine of heaven,
go out to be instruments of your peace,
day by day.
(A New Zealand Prayer Book, 527)
(Nativity: clay tiles from Puerto Rico)