“When King Herod heard this, he was greatly troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. Assembling all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They said to him, ‘In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it has been written through the prophet: And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; since from you shall come a ruler, who is to shepherd my people Israel.’”
- What feeling do you get as you reflect on this passage?
- King Herod’s being “greatly troubled” is a wake-up call about his motivation.
- Today be attentive to your motives for what you do and say.
Heritage word—“When we get involved because of Christ, we are transformed and we find true meaning and peace.”
(Sr. Mary Sujita, 9thSuperior General of the Sisters of Notre Dame)