Saturday, January 1, 2022

DAY 8 - Mary The Mother of God

 Ist January 2022 

          HAPPY NEW YEAR

Have you made any New Years resolutions?
Looking back over this past year I feel so blessed. It has been a good year. I am looking forward to more adventures in 2022 ( just trying to get used to writing that now) and I have made a few small resolutions, little areas of improvement for myself. I'm no good with the big ones. I find if they are small I'm more likely to keep to them. 

Today, is the wonderful Feast of Mary, the Mother of God

GospelLuke 2:16-21 

The shepherds hurried to Bethlehem and found the baby lying in the manger

The shepherds hurried away to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. When they saw the child they repeated what they had been told about him, and everyone who heard it was astonished at what the shepherds had to say. As for Mary, she treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds went back glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen; it was exactly as they had been told.

  When the eighth day came and the child was to be circumcised, they gave him the name Jesus, the name the angel had given him before his conception.


What a lovely reading for the feast this is. 
I find the shepherds interesting. They "hurried away to Bethlehem..." and, "When they saw the child they repeated everything they had been told about Him...." 
Lord, may I be more like the shepherds and hurry to tell all I know about you to everyone I meet. 
"As for Mary, she treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart."
Lord, like my mother Mary, may I also spend time with you in prayer pondering the beautiful truths of our Faith. 
A blessing from todays first reading:

May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord let his face shine on you and be gracious to you.
May the Lord uncover his face to you and bring you peace.

And it's the 8th day of Christmas too. 

Lots to celebrate !!!


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