Saturday, December 23, 2006

Pray with innocence

The angels message made me think of how little children share their hopes and dreams with Santa Claus this time of year. When I was a child I was allowed to ask Santa for three toys. I spent SO much time pouring over the catalogs, making sure that I got the three best toys on my list. And Santa rarely failed to make them for me!

Years later I realize that it is this same innocence with which we must pray. Like children we ask for what we want and need, and we send the prayers off to someone we can't see, and trust.

So own whatever you want in life, the way a child owns his or her wish for a Christmas toy, send your list off to God, and see what shows up for you in the way of His Holy Presence and... Presents.

Happy Hannukah, Merry Christmas, and Joy to you no matter what you celebrate!