This Christmas let us remember and celebrate the nativity of Christ and the mystery of the incarnation (God becoming human). Let us identify with the angels who were afraid but nevertheless offered worship; and with Mary, who pondered the meaning of these events in her heart (Luke 2:13-20).
As you pray this week,
Let us go, in heart and mind, to see what has come to pass.
Let us go with the shepherds:
Let us go the find the Savior!
Let us go with the wise ones:
Let us go to find God’s promise, born for us!
Let us go with the poor and humble:
Let us go to find our King, born in a lowly manger.
Let us go with all the world, with all the peoples of the nations.
Come, let us worship; come, let us adore him:
Christ the Lord!
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Let us proclaim,
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only begotten of the Father before all worlds;
God of God, Light of light,
very God of very God;
begotten, not made,
being of one substance with the Father,
by whom all things were made.
Who, for us and our salvation,
came down from heaven,
and became incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary,
and was made man.
-from Nicene Creed
Read and meditate on:
1 John 4:13-16