By Ezra MacNaughton, aged 6. by

Christmas Blessing

May love, like the brightest star, glow from us.
May security, like our grandmother’s kitchen, settle around us.
May anticipation, like a nearly-ready bbq, bring us to life.
May holidays, like a hammock in the bush, recreate us.
May kindness, like gifts under the Christmas tree, invite our response.
May each child, like the new-born Jesus, move us to reverence this Christmas.

Tui Motu Magazine December 2015: 32.