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Birth

 
Every birth is a miracle.  The Christmas story gives us a chance to relive, to re-experience that miracle every year.  Everyone has his or her own favorite metaphorical context for deeply feeling the miracle of new life.  Like poet May Sarton, who wrote, “Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers.”   What context holds your deepest connection to the miracle of birth?