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?

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