December 25th – The Nativity of Our Lord

Illustration of traditional Christian Christmas Nativity scene with the three wise men

Today’s Gospel

“‘For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger,’ (Luke 2:11-12).”

Daily Advent Reflection

Today we celebrate the Nativity of the Lord – a day of great celebration. We may be surrounded by cards showing this as a cosy and homely scene. Yet we know that shepherds came – and shepherds were seen by those in authority as outsiders and unclean. God has indeed turned the world upside down.

Daily Advent Challenge

“Today I will reflect on how compassionate I am to those on the margins of society for any reason. Do I have time, talent or treasure that could be used to spread the Word of God in either word or action? Are there local outreach projects that I could support? Could I offer my gifts as a response to God gifting us with the gift of Jesus?”