We have wrapped up our Advent series, Waiting, and head into Christmastide! Throughout Advent we explored what it’s like to wait by offering a collection of daily questions and reflections inviting us to consider what we experience and learn in our waiting, and how we find God - and God finds us - in our waiting. The series is available on our website at https://www.diocgc.org/news-and-stories/categories/waiting-advent-series
FOR CHRISTMAS DAY: Bishop Russell offers us his personal reflection on today's reading from Luke 2: 15-20. What can you joyfully share now that the waiting is over?
Reading from Luke 2:15-20
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let us go now to Bethlehem and see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us." So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger. When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.