Christmas Day is over and we enter the days of Christmas-tide.
In Bethlehem, the shepherds have returned to their flocks in the hills while the town's people are either excited or irritated by the commotion in the night.
"What was that all about?"
"Have you not heard?"
"Angels! Shepherds! Stable! Manger-Baby! Savior! Messiah!"
But then, bread needs to be baked, animals fed, cows milked, water and food gathered. One night's unusual events begin to fade and the necessities of the day take precedence and attention.
Spirit of Christ, compel us to remember the Baby's birth. Enable us to understand the implications of The Gift of Christmas for our lost and hungry souls.
Thank you, Jesus. Amen.