Yes, Jesus’s birthday is past, but I been thinking about those guys in the fields. You know the shepherds. As I read and re-read St. Luke’s account I have formed a different opinion about these men, perhaps young boys. And you know what? Every verb describing them is action.
Living in the fields
Keeping watch over their flocks
They were terrified when the dead of night exploded with angels singing
Their first response may have been terror, but their first words were, “Let’s go! Let’s see!”
They hurried off – no stroll in the moonlight for these guys
They found the Christmas family
They spread the news and people were amazed
They returned to their fields glorifying and praising
Perhaps they were simple men, but nothing was slow or simple about their actions.
They met Jesus.
They made friends.
They made a difference.
Can I do any less?
Blessings as you ponder what a faith statement this can be for your life!