In these final days of Advent let us reflect upon the great mysteries of Christ and the incarnation.  Fr. Francis Fernandez said in volume 1 of In Conversation with God:

“During these days it will be easy for us, by reading and meditating on the gospel, to contemplate the baby Jesus with Mary and Joseph in the manger at Bethlehem.  We will learn important lessons about detachment, humility and concern for other people.  The Shepherds will teach us the joy of finding God, and the wise men how we must adore him; we will feel that we have been given new strength to persevere in the following of our way.”

Come let us go forth and learn from the shepherds the joy of finding God and let us learn true wisdom from the wise men and be ready to adore Christ.