When I was growing up, we used to place little figurines of Jesus, Mary, Joseph, the shepherds and the animals into our fireplace. One single Christmas tree light was set above like the star shining down.  It was special.  There in the center of our home as a family, we added ourselves to those looking at the manger.

You probably have something similar in your home.  Go there.  Be silent like Mary and Joseph so that you can feel all this wonder…and yourself wonder at what the child is going to mean for all of us, especially for you.

  Luke 2:1-20

Fridays are dedicated to the Gospels.
This year in the season of Advent to Epiphany we read the Infancy Narratives of St. Luke followed by Matthew 1—8.

These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook.  You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or table! Check the menu options at the site for more information.

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