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When [the shepherds] saw [Jesus], they made known what had been told them about this child. - Luke 2:17 (NRSV)

Long ago, before email and video conferencing, I worked at the local telegraph office in my hometown. For several years I delivered telegrams on Christmas Eve to families whose husbands and sons were away from home. After receiving a telegram, people often said, “Wait, we can’t let you go just...

Today's Prayer
Loving God, thank you for the joy of Christmas. Help us to share that joy with others. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Luke 2:8-20

Thought for the Day

How will I share a piece of the good news today?

Prayer Focus

Someone away from home 
at Christmastime


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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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