Leader: Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Christ.
People: We celebrate the birth of Jesus, who showed us how to express God by letting the Christ within be our guide.
Leader: Herod was afraid of what Jesus might do and tried to destroy him.
People: We often fear what we do not understand. Jesus showed us that love is stronger than fear.
All: As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, we celebrate how he lived, and we remind ourselves to live as Jesus lived by loving as Jesus loved – all people, all the time.