Walk Softly as you Go Through Christmas

In the busyness of this season we can easily be distracted and lose our focus on the important. Margaret Bundy Moss’s Poem “Walk Softly” reminds me to pause for wonder as I travel through Advent days.

“Walk softly
As you go through Christmas,
That each step may bring you
Down the starlit path
To the manger bed.

Talk quietly
As you speak of Christmas,
That you shall not drown out
The glorious song of angels
With idle talk and merriment.

Kneel reverently
As you pause for Christmas,
That you may feel again
The spirit of the Nativity
Rekindled in your soul.

Rise eagerly
After you have trod
The Christmas path,
That you may serve more fully
The One whose birth we hail.”

— Margaret Bundy Moss

More Advent Thoughts can be found here at Daily Devotions for Advent through Epiphany