Reflection on Luke 2:16-21 ~
Have you been like those shepherds leaving their animals unprotected or Mary when God has asked you to step outside your comfort zone? How often have you gone without interruption to see the newborn Emmanuel; God among us. If you have, are you not evangelizing like the shepherds did? Isn’t it a reassuring treasure when the beautiful words spoken to Mary by the shepherds and held in her heart about Jesus resonant for you. Have you heard or spoke amazing words from or to others?
Luke 2 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. 17 When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.
Jesus Is Named
21 After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
Thank you for meditating on this daily reading of the Gospel and considering this reflection on Luke 2:16-21