January 01, 2008

The Holy Gospel for January 1, which is the eighth day of Christmas

Today we begin another year of receiving daily the message of the Gospel.

In the particular Gospel passage for today, Luke 2:16-21, we hear how to receive the message of the Gospel every day of the year.

The shepherds went in haste to Bethlehem
and found Mary and Joseph,
and the infant lying in the manger.
When they saw this,
THEY MADE KNOWN THE MESSAGE
THAT HAD BEEN TOLD THEM ABOUT THIS CHILD.

All who heard it were amazed
by what had been told them by the shepherds.
AND MARY KEPT ALL THESE THINGS,
REFLECTING ON THEM IN HER HEART.

Then the shepherds returned,
GLORIFYING AND PRAISING GOD
FOR ALL THEY HAD HEARD AND SEEN,

just as it had been told to them.
When eight days were completed for his circumcision,
he was named Jesus,
the name given him by the angel
before he was conceived in the womb.


2 Comments:

Blogger Athanasius contra mundum said...

Happy new year!

9:20 AM  
Blogger Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

i prefer 'pondering' myself to 'reflecting'...

11:17 AM  

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