‘Nobody expected him just like that: a baby, a manger in a stable, young parents from a village in the hills. Nobody expected that his first visitors would be shepherds, little thought of in the eyes of the great. Yes he has come; but not as we expected.

We reflect this week on the good news that ‘God is with us’! The love of God made present for each one of us in our homes, communities, and world. Yet present in a way few have ever understood, in the form of a child; Jesus.

The LORD God keeps faith forever,
secures justice for the oppressed,
gives food to the hungry.
The LORD sets captives free.
R. Lord, come and save us.

Father, help us during these last few days of Advent to grow closer to you.
Help us to see the need in our lives to follow your ways of love.
We make this prayer through the child Jesus, our Lord and King.