Gospel: Luke 2:16-21
So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them. After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
Our gospel for today is from Luke 2:16-21. Today is a new page in our chapter as human being in this world. We are very blest to start our year under the protection of Mama Mary the mother of God. Our gospel for today talks about how Mary accepted her fate as the mother of the Savior.
We come to sometimes ask when does Mary realized that the child, she will bear is Jesus and He is God. The divinity of Jesus to fulfill the prophecy of saving mankind of their sins. Mary is the precious mother of God. The gospel from Luke 2:16-21 reminds us that Mary did not even try to bother whether the child is special or not. All she knew is that the baby she is holding is her son and she will give Him the name Jesus as what the angel told her.
Luke 2:16-21 is a very short gospel but it reminds us the heaviness of its message. God is born to us in flesh and blood so He can save us all from the pits of hell. He was born through Mary and with Joseph His foster father. It is very holy that Mary and Joseph did not even try to ask for so many questions. They accepted the mission with faith in God.
In the gospel from Luke 2:16-21, we can picture Mary carrying her little baby who will soon be the Savior of the people. Mary and Joseph are the truest examples of faith. They were the holiest ones in whom God entrusted His blessing for all.
Today as we celebrate the new year with happiness and love, let us always go back to the manger where Christ was born. Let us trey to ponder what Jesus has entrusted us to do while we are alive. Let this new year be the mark of our baptism as good Christians. Let us always do the things that Jesus would want us to do. Happy New Year! – Clea | Helpline PH