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CHRISTMAS MIDNIGHT December 25, 2017

Isaiah 9: 1-6; Psalm 96; Titus 2: 11-14; Luke 2: 1-14

Jude Siciliano, OP


Mini-reflections on the Sunday scripture readings designed for persons on the run. "Faith Book" is also brief enough to be posted in the Sunday parish bulletins people take home.


From today’s Gospel reading:


Mary wrapped the child in swaddling clothes

And laid him in a manger,

Because there was no room for him in the inn.




If we are looking for God’s glory amid the world’s brilliance and power we will not see it. The story invites us to look elsewhere for God’s shining forth – among poor and peripheral people. We need to look around our world, past the mall music, extravagant displays and over-the-top gifts. Fake glory.


So: we ask ourselves:


  • Where’s Christ being born and coming to us today?

  • Is today’s "holy family" in a refugee camp waiting to be admitted by a host country?

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