Mary Most Holy Mother of God

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD January 1, 2019 Mary Most Holy Mother of God WORD of the DAY So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger. When they saw this, they made known the message that had been told them about this child. All who heard it were amazed by what had been told them by the shepherds. And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart. ( Luke 2: 16-19) How shall I live this Word? The shepherds, these simple and far from wealthy people, with angelic help were told of the ineffable Mystery: “A child has been given us”. Yes, the Child Jesus was given to us, born in a place far from welcoming, under the sign of great poverty lived by a human couple like many who inhabit the world. The circumstances of the moment forced Mary and Joseph to adapt to a situation of particular destitution: they had to find shelter inside a grotto for animals and give the child a manger as a cradle. We do not know what Mary and Joseph told the shepherds. From what the scriptural narration shows,...