6 December 24

Saturday December 24

Antiphon

O Son of Mary, Come

Scripture

Luke 2:7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son, whom she wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

Prayerful Reflection

O Son of Mary, Come~
as you did so long ago.
Our hearts can scarcely take in
the love that you have shown us.
You so longed for communion with us,
so yearned to know us,
so desired for us to know you.
In love you came as one of us,
to feel human joy, love, anger and fear,
to experience hunger, thirst, comfort and pain,
to endure disgrace, rejection
and a violent death for our sake.
For this, your greatest gift to us,
we join the heavenly host
to praise you in the highest.
Amen.