Gospel: Luke 2:1-20
This passage has been told in Christmas specials and children’s books. It has been sketched, painted, and versified. Even those not familiar with the scripture may find themselves familiar with the words. “In those days, a decree went out…” putting the holy family on the move. Mary gave birth to her child in an unlikely place. Angels bore witness to “good news of great joy,” and called the shepherds to their own witness and worship. Make haste to the manger. Treasure all these things. Ponder them in your heart.