Jesus, although you are God,
you hid yourself in Mary's womb to come into the world.
May we see you hiding in everyone we encounter
and grow in our ability to recognize ourselves as one family.
In this season of joyful hope,
help us believe in the possibility of a more charitable world
that will overcome polarization and brokenness.
Give us the grace to patiently listen to others
as we wait in joyful hope for your coming.
Transform our minds and our hearts to see our neighbors and our world as you do.
Set aflame our hearts to tirelessly bring about your kingdom where all will find peace.
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