Do not be afraid. I bring you good tidings of great joy. —Lk 2:10

Reflection. As people, we are meant to have human joys: the joy of living, the joy of love and friendship, the joy of work well done.

As Christians, we have cause for further joy: like Jesus, we know that we are loved by God our Father. —Pope John Paul II

Prayer. Dearest Jesus, because of You I am no longer afraid. Well, let’s say I am much less afraid. I thank You for this untrembling center You put in my soul.