A Year of Creating Dangerously, Day 358: Love Came Down at Christmas

winter landscape caspar david friedrich 1811

Caspar David Friedrich, Winter Landscape, 1811

On this Christmas Eve, for one of my last God Quotes of the year, the simple poem by Victorian poet Christina Georgina Rossetti that gets right to the heart of it all:

Love Came Down at Christmas

Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, love divine;
Love was born at Christmas,
Star and angels gave the sign.

Worship we the Godhead,
Love incarnate, love divine;
Worship we our Jesus:
But wherewith for sacred sign?

Love shall be our token,
Love shall be yours and love be mine,
Love to God and to all men,
Love for plea and gift and sign.