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.