Thursday, December 28, 2006

December 28: Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs

The Fourth Day of Christmas
Duccio di Buoninsegna detail from The Slaughter of the Innocents; 1308-11, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Siena
Read more about the Massacre of the Holy Innocents.

Today's prayer

I saw a child today, Lord,
who will not die tonight,
harried into hunger's grave.
He was bright and full of life
because his father had a job and feeds him,
but somewere,
ten thousand life-lamps will go out,
and not be lit again tomorrow.
Lord. teach me my sin. Amen.

prayer of a Christian Aid worker in Africa