15 Now it happened that when the angels had gone from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, 'Let us go to Bethlehem and see this event which the Lord has made known to us.'
16 So they hurried away and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger.
17 When they saw the child they repeated what they had been told about him,
18 and everyone who heard it was astonished at what the shepherds said to them.
19 As for Mary, she treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds went back glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, just as they had been told.
Gospel Reflection With Fr. Bill Grimm
December 24, 2012
The decorations, the gifts, the songs, the food and all the rest are good, but the reason for them all is not simply the birth of a baby a couple of thousand years ago. Today we remember and celebrate the fact that we can know God’s glory and power not as some sort of information, but as a person.
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