Merry Christmas Everyone!
Merry Christmas and blessings on you and your family this day!
Today's Gospel states: 'In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirin'i-us was governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, each to his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered. And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. And in that region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. And the angel said to them, "Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a babe wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger." And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased!"'( Luke 2:1-14).
Fear not, for today a saviour has been born to us! Take time to remember Christ today as the reason for the season in your family celebrations! Take some time to pray and thank God for the gift of Jesus, His Son, and for the blessings that have been given to you.
Today we pray:
Thank You for the gift of Your only Son, Christ. Thank You for letting me hear the Good News, and being a part of my life. Bring blessings to all people today, and let us all remember Jesus is the reason for this special day.
I pray in Your most holy name, Amen.