The Bethlehem Church of the Nativity star

25 December. Read, reflect, share, pray.  Christmas Day. Grandad Joseph continued the story,  “While the adults and family members looked on, the children did praise God, sing and dance through the night, as the well-known story was acted out.  They were the angels, messengers from God, who had come with a message of goodwill and peace on earth.  They were shepherds, work-men and women and soldiers, workers who had put down their weapons and tools to join in a moment of hope and joyful celebration.   Children from the East, from Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist families shared their gift, a dream of peace and unity.  The gift the Child Peace Pilgrims of the world brought was the gift of their simplicity, their need for love, harmony, for peace and joy in their homes and in the world, their common home. Let us join in and do our best to make their prayer come true. Scripture & Pope Francis: “A little child will lead them.” All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. Shout to the Lord, all the earth, sing out your praise.