Friday, December 30, 2011 – First Sunday after Christmas, Year B
Luke 2:39-40 – When they had finished everything required by the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom, and the favor of God was upon him.
I wish more was known about the childhood of Jesus. What games did he like to play? Did he show consideration to his friends at an early age? Every once in awhile, while my grandson is playing with me he will just say out of the blue, “I love you.” I bet Jesus said things like that to Mary and Joseph.
Prayer: God of wonder, we offer a special prayer today for our children. Help us nurture them well so they will grow into the people you want them to be. AMEN.