Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God : Saturday, 1st January 2022

Daily Word Of God

Luke 2:16-21

The shepherds hurried away to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. When they saw the child they repeated what they had been told about him, and everyone who heard it was astonished at what the shepherds had to say.

As for Mary, she treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds went back glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen;  it was exactly as they had been told.

When the eighth day came and the child was to be circumcised, they gave him the name Jesus, the name the angel had given him before his conception.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • The shepherds who saw the child in the manger and experienced the fulfillment of the angel’s message gave glory to God and shared with everyone what had happened.


  • Mary who received God’s message from an angel and fulfilled the message in the birth of Jesus, rejoiced and pondered on God’s Truth in her heart.


  • Spend some time pondering on your experiences of 2021 from the perspectives of your faith in God. How was God protecting you from harm, showing you His Mercy in different situations and guiding you in your life?