You are the Light that illumines for us the face of God.
How humble you are, O God!
While we desire to be great, You, O God, become small.
While we strive to be first, You, O God, take the lowest place.
While we want to dominate, You O God, come to serve.
While we seek honors and privileges, You, O God, seek to wash our feet.
What a difference between you and us, O Lord!
O Jesus, meek and humble, take away the pride of our hearts;
deflate our arrogance; give us your humility
that coming down from our pedestal,
we will meet you and our brothers and sisters.
It will then be Christmas and we shall rejoice! Amen."