Friday Gospel

“All who heard it were amazed by what had been told them by the shepherds. And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.”

Is it not amazing that the shepherds were believed?!
Reflect on the fact that “Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.”
What feelings must have accompanied those reflections?

Heritage word—“Shepherds were anything but a privileged group in society. In many respects they were looked down upon as uneducated, unskilled laborers. . . In their day they would have been the very last considered acceptable to be invited to a social gathering. Yet in God’s logic they were the first invited!”
(Sister Mary Kristin, 10th Superior General of the Sisters of Notre Dame)

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