Mary … gave birth to Jesus Who is called the Christ.  – Mt 1:16

Reflection.  The Gospel of Matthew opens with the human genealogy of Jesus.  It is a passage that tells of His human roots.  He is true God, but true Man as well.  He knows what it is to be human; He knows what pain is.  Look to Him for comfort in distressing moments, and trust that He will be at your side when you need Him.

Prayer.  Dear Jesus, help me to see You as my dearest friend.