DAY 25, Christmas Day
Christmas Eve

“By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give Light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of Peace.” (Luke 1:78-79)

From today’s devotional, “The Way of Peace”

“How small and gentle His coming was. He came as an infant. The night in which He came was noisy and crowded; it is unlikely that, in the traffic and travelers to Bethlehem, the tiny wail of the newly born could be heard.

God approaches gently, often secretly, always in love, never through violence and fear…Very often we do not recognize God. God comes in many people we do not like, in all who need what we can give…God. comes in those we love. In our fathers and mothers, our brothers and sisters, our friends and our children…We must love everyone with a supernatural , sacramental love…”

PRAYER: “Oh God, who renews us this Christmas, help us keep track of the ordinary, even in the midst of celebration, so that our feet will never stumble in the way of peace.” (Devotional from Child in Winter: Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany by Thomas Hoffman)

Christmas morning