And there were in the same country
shepherds watching, and keeping the night
watches over their flock.
And behold an angel of the Lord stood by
them, and the brightness of God shone
round about them; and they feared with a
great fear. And the angel said to them:
"Fear not; for, behold, I bring you
good tidings of great joy, that
shall be to all the people:
For, this day, is born to you a
Saviour, who is Christ the Lord,
in the city of David.
And this shall be a sign unto you.
You shall find the infant wrapped in
swaddling clothes, and laid in a manger."
And suddenly there was with the angel a
multitude of the heavenly army, praising
God, and saying:
And it came to pass, after the angels departed
from them into heaven, the shepherds said one
"Let us go over to Bethlehem, and let us see
this word that is come to pass, which the
Lord hath shewed to us."
And they came with haste; and they found Mary
and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger.
And seeing, they understood of the word that
had been spoken to them concerning this child.
And all that heard, wondered; and at those things
that were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept
all these words, pondering them in her heart. And
the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God,
for all the things they had heard and seen, as it was
told unto them.
Divine Child Jesus
God of my heart
and model of my conduct,
be always with me,
to separate me from evil
and make me like You,
having me grow in wisdom
and grace in front of God and men.
O sweet and tender Child Jesus,
I will always love You
with all my heart!
Divine Child Jesus, bless us
Divine Child Jesus, hear us
Divine Child Jesus, answer us.
December 25 - Adoration by the shepherds
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