(Luke 2)

“The shepherds went in haste to Bethlehem and found Mary, Joseph and the infant. . . .”

Reflection:
For centuries, prophets and religious leaders prayed for and sought after the long awaited Messiah. Yet the first to find him were simple shepherds tending their flock.

Prayer:
Lord God, Good Shepherd of us all, you first revealed yourself to the simple folks—those who would welcome you in a manger.