May God always bless us when we recall that birth that caused angels to sing with great joy. And may we always remember with great joy, not only the death of Jesus which brought us salvation, but also his birth which brought us Light. For both events are truly good news. Grant to us now, dear Lord, the wisdom to apply your Word in our lives, the clarity on how we can serve, and the patience and commitment to read, reflect … to be generous with our love and to make Him more proud of us each and every day in which we bring honor and glory to Him, and not to ourselves. In His name. Amen.