“Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart” (Luke 2:14).
Poets and parents will agree that crisis comes in the middle of the night. A phone call, a sick child, tossing and turning with a difficult decision that invades sleep, a bad dream we wake from and try to shake off.
But dawn is our redemption. The first hint of light along the horizon, a fresh start as the first prayer stirs in our hearts and moves to our lips. Thank you. Rise to the moment. Put on the day.