Winter Solstice Reflection

Gregory Jones

On this, the longest night of the year,
we are warmed by the certain knowledge
that tomorrow will welcome more light than today.
As it has for eonsfor billions of years—the coming of light brings life.
May we be awed by the great miracles of light and life,
and faithfully nurture the mystery and magic of wonder.


Against a darkening sky, the roofline of a house is strung with colored Christmas lights.