25 Dec 2012
For 25 December 2012, Christmas, based on Luke 2:15-20
When the angels had left the shepherds and gone into heaven, they said to one another, â€œLet us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.â€ So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.