“A savior is born for us today”

12/30/2018

The Gospel of today celebrates the event for which we have been preparing ourselves since the first Sunday of Advent, namely the birth of Jesus. Luke situates it during the rule of Emperor Augustus. Joseph and Mary are obliged to travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem for a census. Jesus is born while they are in Bethlehem and this good news is announced first to the shepherds.