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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

December 25, A.D. 2006

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Isaiah 52:7-10
Psalm 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6
Hebrews 1:1-6
John 1:1-18

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

What can one say about Christmas? It is such an awesome reality, that the WORD became flesh for our salvation! We ponder the Infant Jesus with the Blessed Mother and St. Joseph.

When we see an infant, many of us are struck by the child's total innocence and total dependence on others. Many of us have the strong urge to love, touch and hold the baby, but then after our own needs are met we walk away, leaving their care to others.

Christmas is more than lights, music and presents! It is the realization once again that Christ dwells among us and that He is still totally dependent on us for love, nurturing and shelter. We can walk away from the Infant Jesus in others until next Christmas, or as responsible Catholic Christians we can love, teach, clothe, and feed Christ in others every day!

"Mary and Joseph please guide us in the care of your Son."

- Joan of Jesus, OCDS
(jmurphy at utica dot edu)

Monday, December 25, 2006

Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)

Lives of the saints:

Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:


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