இந்த இணையதளத்திலுள்ள புத்தகங்கள் தங்களின் தனி பயன்பாட்டுக்கு மட்டுமே. வேறு தளங்களில் பகிர்வதற்கும், புத்தகமாக்குவதற்கும் அனுமதி இல்லை.

Mary and Joseph look for a place in Betlehem.

 Joseph: Mary! We need to get a place, there are still a lot of people coming and going. I am sure you are tired and weary.

Joseph and Mary wandered through the streets of Bethlehem, looking for shelter. One door after another was closed to them.

Mary: Joseph! I wonder where is that shepherd boy we met, he was lame but he was so kind and if he were here now I know he would find a place.

Shepherd boy: Meanwhile he was back with his sheep and shepherds thinking about the day and looking at the stars. The Shepherds refused me food because I couldn’t keep up on account of my foot. What will become of me? I am a poor boy with one bad foot. 

I can’t get that woman I met today out of my mind. She was so thankful for the drink. I wonder about her baby, Will they be alright? Where will they stay? 

Mary was her name, she had a beautiful face. I wonder will I ever see her and her husband Joseph again? He was so gentle and loving towards her. I would love parents like that. 

What will they call the baby? 

Joseph: Mary! I didn’t think it would be like this. I had planned to have a nice place for you, a place where you would feel safe and someone to help you in giving birth. Every door closed, let us pray.

“To you, LORD, I call; my Rock, do not be deaf to me, Do not be silent toward me.” [Psalm28].

Joseph and Mary prayed the Psalm of petition requesting God to find a place thus their dependence on God.

Q. What about us?

Q. Is our door shut? 

Q. What about the door of our hearts?

This Christmas let us examine our lives- we maybe vulnerable with all new phases, new ways of living during this Pandemic but Pope Francis reminds us “we are in the boat and we need to row together.”

Locally and globally we need each other and we are in need of a Saviour. May Christ be born anew in our hearts and In our busy lives/world.

To all of you who read my daily posts, spend time praying/“standing in the “Gap”. Mass is being offered for you, your intentions, your families and even Facebook so I pray that Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus will be your guests in your homes and hearts this Christmas and always remain.