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A Christmas Poem

You are the Miracle of Christmas

I am what Jesus is
because Jesus became what I am.

Christmas came and went
almost unnoticed.
But after all the running around
and anxiety about finding it,
There it was
6 lbs. 8 ounces and growing
her given name: Milagro  (Miracle).

So we almost missed it again…
but then we found her
in a poor house
just like Bethlehem.

Thanks to this miracle
we looked around and
found them everywhere
with muddy feet and bright faces.

I never thought this was really Christmas
until now I understand Bethlehem.
It was a real place
just like right here,
Where the star came to rest

and a baby was born.

by Brother Marty Shea, M.M.

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