Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, The Mother Of God
Reading I: Numbers 2:22-27 II: Galatians 4:4-7
Luke 2:16-21

16 So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger.
17 When they saw this, they made known the message that had been told them about this child.
18 All who heard it were amazed by what had been told them by the shepherds.
19 And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.
20 Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, just as it had been told to them.
21 When eight days were completed for his circumcision, 7 he was named Jesus, the name given him by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

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Those who follow Mary and ponder the simple signs helpless infant of a homeless family visited by poor shepherds, will see the unimaginable Love incarnated.

  1. What do I treasure and ponder in my heart, the poor, among whom Jesus dwells, or the world's riches, power and glory?
  2. Do I promptly follow God's word? Where does that take me?
  3. Do I let God name be my master, give me an identity, claim me as God's own? What name God gives me?

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