Saturday, July 20, 2024

The Birth of Jesus in Bethlehem

The Birth of Jesus in Bethlehem
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The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas): Mass during the Night
Gospel text
Lk 2:1-14
While they were there [Mary and Joseph], the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger
Gospel's Commentary
Today Jesus is born in Bethlehem. God has become a child! He is born in a stable, «because there was no guest room available for them». God-Child is born very poor, but St. Joseph and the Virgin Mary are very happy. The shepherds too... Even the ox and the mule are very quiet. Night of peace, night of love! The angels sing... - If God is with us, what else do we want?

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