Monday December 25
Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)
Today is born our Saviour
  • Isaiah 9:1-6
  • Psalm 96:1-3,11-13
  • Titus 2:11-14
  • Luke 2:1-14

The question “Why me Lord” would have echoed in the minds of the shepherds, when they were singled out to be told about the birth of Jesus. Just imagine an angel appearing to a person working on a farm and telling him the Good News. We would question, “Is his role so important in society? Does he need a Saviour? Is he playing a role which requires crucial decisions? Is his life so important? A shepherd’s life was concerned with a few sheep and all he has to do is ward off the predators. Is he a person of influence? Does he have a million followers on Instagram?” Nothing. And yet the Father looked upon these humble souls. We go through similar internal struggles which are known only to God. No matter how far we may reach in life or how large our spheres of influence, we are mere humans, who depend on the Lord’s love. The angels appeared to the shepherds to give the message that our Saviour would be the Good Shepherd to humanity.
The Lord is waiting to lift us up and save us, to give us hope and a future.

Prayer: Abba Father, we pray that a deep conviction and faith will be birthed in us to accept the dominion of our Shepherd King, Jesus. Amen.

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