She wrapped Him in swaddling clothes and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.  – Lk 2:7

Reflection.  Jesus is the joy of the earth; He is the physician of every human infirmity.  He is personified in every person who suffers, arousing compassion and generous love.  Jesus, therefore, is present always and everywhere.  – Pope Paul VI

Prayer.  Come, Lord Jesus.  Help me to recognize Your Presence in my life, especially in my pain.  Help me to know that You have joined Your sufferings to mine, so that I may join my suffering to Yours.