“Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, just as it had been told to them.”
Imagine the ecstasy the shepherds must have felt after what they heard and saw.
Notice how spontaneous and convinced the shepherds must have been upon leaving the manger.
How convincing is your life of the real Mystery of Christmas, i.e. that the babe who came so helpless and vulnerable is God/Creator/Redeemer of everyone and everything?
Heritage word—“Beginning with creation God has made visible in created matter the reflection of his nature. Each creature contributes to the web of life and image of God.”
(Sister Mary Kristin, 10th Superior General of the Sisters of Notre Dame)