And the Wise Women came bearing gifts that were useful, precious, and necessary.
Water for labour’s washing
Fire for warm illumination
A blanket for swaddling
Wise Ones, what gifts will you bring
to ground hope during this dark time
in our history, in this place
that birthed the prince of peace?
Wise Ones, how will freedom, dignity,
and peace be born in you?
What alternative route home will you take to avoid the Herods of this world who threaten our families and children?