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MARY MOTHER OF GOD - A - January 1, 2020

Numbers 6: 22-27; Psalm 67; Galatians 4: 4-7; Luke 2: 16-21

By: Jude Siciliano, OP


Mini reflections on the Sunday scripture readings designed for persons on the run. "Faith Book" is also brief enough to be posted in the Sunday parish bulletins people take home.


From today’s Gospel reading:


"The shepherds went in haste to Bethlehem

And found Mary and Joseph,

And the infant lying in the manger."




The shepherds got it right. God had favored them and they responded. Did they wonder what would happen to their sheep as they rushed off? No time for that. First things first! What the shepherds heard from God was more important than anything else. Hurry up and do something about what God just told you.


So, we ask ourselves:


  • What right thing have we been putting off doing?

  • Shall we join the shepherds and make "haste" to respond to God’s goodness to us?

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