Pastoral Notes 20th December, 2015

The weekdays leading up to Christmas have special readings from 17th December to 24th December in the morning. Old Testament figures – prophets like Elijah, or Samson, and Samuel, King David – all appear in the background as we recall John the Baptist and parents Zechariah and Elizabeth, and above all Mary, praising God: My soul glorifies the Lord! They all help us to prepare to welcome the child born for us, Christ the Lord.