Calm in the Christmas Season

What will it take to calm this Christmas Season?
The weeks present many things we don’t need,
so little time and room to give.

Advent provides the space,
the longing and the coming
of small yet precious moments,
gift and remembrance –
A young couple distressed and at peace,
journeying and visited by royalty,
bringing understanding for us – that in a child
Love rested in their arms and Christmas brought
everything that was needed.

-Sister Karlyn Cauley, SDS