Cycle B

Good News B2b

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe 

 

 Luke 2:15-19 New American Bible

Luke 2:15-19 Bible Gateway New International Version

 

Mary kept these things in her heart

    

When the shepherds came they said an angel told them that the Messiah had been born who was wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. Mary listened and kept these words in her heart. She thought about these words every day, just like you do when you get good news. You think of it over and over again. When your parents hear good news about you, they are proud and those good words cheer their hearts every day.  When you hear the good news about how much God loves you, keep these words in your heart. Think of them often. Be thankful for God’s love will keep you going all of your life.

Share good things with others. Tell them what you like about them. When they help you, thank them. When they help others, thank them. When you say good things about others, it will fill them with good words from the bottom of their feet to the top of their heads. They will walk with a good picture of themselves on the inside and outside.  God will be proud of you for sharing  his good words.

Say the “Our Father” and ask God to give you the right words to encourage others to grow closer to him.  Ask him to fill you with the good words to keep you on his path.

 

“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.”

 

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