The shepherds went in haste to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger. Luke 2:16

One Walk with Jesus is about pondering the Word of God every day. #knowJesus

Praise and worship…

Know You
Koryn Hawthorne featuring Steffany Gretzinger
https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=Veq92ybdpHA&feature=share

Today’s verses…

The shepherds went in haste to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph,
and the infant lying in the manger.
When they saw this,
they made known the message
that had been told them about this child.
Luke 2:16-17

In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets;
in these last days, he has spoken to us through the Son.
Hebrews 1:1-2

Today’s readings…

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Lectionary: 18

Listen
https://bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2021-01-01-usccb-daily-mass-readings

Read
https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/010121.cfm

Reading 1
Numbers 6:22-27

The LORD said to Moses:
“Speak to Aaron and his sons and tell them:
This is how you shall bless the Israelites.
Say to them:
The LORD bless you and keep you!
The LORD let his face shine upon
you, and be gracious to you!
The LORD look upon you kindly and
give you peace!
So shall they invoke my name upon the Israelites,
and I will bless them.”

Reading 2 Galatians 4:4-7

Brothers and sisters:
When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son,
born of a woman, born under the law,
to ransom those under the law,
so that we might receive adoption as sons.
As proof that you are sons,
God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts,
crying out, “Abba, Father!”
So you are no longer a slave but a son,
and if a son then also an heir, through God.

Gospel Luke 2:16-21

The shepherds went in haste to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph,
and the infant lying in the manger.
When they saw this,
they made known the message
that had been told them about this child.
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.
Then the shepherds returned,
glorifying and praising God
for all they had heard and seen,
just as it had been told to them.
When eight days were completed for his circumcision,
he was named Jesus, the name given him by the angel
before he was conceived in the womb.

Reflection
https://bible.usccb.org/podcasts/video/2021-01-01-reflection-18

Formed: Daily Reflections – Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God – January 1, 2021
http://watch.formed.org/videos/daily-reflections-solemnity-of-mary-mother-of-god-january-1-2021

God is our "Abba", our Father. That should be the fruit of our Christmas contemplation, a deeper, filial attachment and closeness to God’s fatherly heart. Cry out to Him and pray to Him this day.

Today’s Action Item:
Ponder the Word of God every day.

Daily Catholic Wisdom…

There is a rich parallel between farming soil and spiritual soil. It’s no accident that one of the most important virtues of the Christian life is humility, a word that stems from the Latin word "humus", meaning "earth", or literally, "on the ground." Humility is a virtue required of men and women alike, and truly the one virtue all the saints hold in common.
Carrie Gress and Noelle Mering
from
Theology of Home II: The Spiritual Art of Homemaking

My prayer…

Dear God, my Abba Father, Lord Jesus my Savior, Holy Spirit within me. Thank You for walking with me and mine through 2020. Through all the hate, chaos, and misinformation in our culture and Your Church. You guided and protected us. With a discerning ear, eye and heart we look forward to continuing to walk with You in 2021. Growing closer to You with each day.
Hear our prayers. Show us Your face. And make Your presence known to us and those You put in our path.
Jesus, Mary, I love You, save souls.
In Jesus name I pray.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Rosary 📿

Joyful Mysteries (Mon. & Sat.)
https://youtu.be/7a1666IE1a0

1: The Annunciation of the Lord
2: The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
3: The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ
4: The Presentation of our Lord
5: Finding Jesus in the Temple at age 12

Sorrowful Mysteries (Tues. & Fri.)
https://youtu.be/rr-Og8CFDO0

1: The Agony of Jesus in the Garden
2: The Scourging at the Pillar
3: Jesus is Crowned with Thorns
4: Jesus Carried the Cross
5: The Crucifixion of our Lord

Glorious Mysteries (Wed. & Sun.)
https://youtu.be/NiK85SEXcFU

1: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
2: The Ascension of Jesus to Heaven
3: The Descent of the Holy Ghost
4: The Assumption of Mary
5: Mary is Crowned as Queen

Luminous Mysteries (Thur.)
https://youtu.be/S-isvLHdcKQ

1: The Baptism in the Jordan
2: The Wedding at Cana
3: The Proclamation of the Kingdom
4: The Transfiguration
5: The Institution of the Eucharist

Chaplet of Devine Mercy
https://youtu.be/p5TGfisOKMM

Apostles (Nicene) Creed

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.
Amen.

Lords Prayer

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Amen.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.
Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Glory be to the Father

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen.

O my Jesus

O my Jesus, have mercy on us. Forgive us our sins. Save us from the fires of hell. Take all souls into heaven, especially, those most in need of thy mercy.
Amen.

Prayers from iMissal Catholic by Cantcha, Inc.
http://www.imissal.com/

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