Solemnity of Mary

Readings for Sunday, January 1, 2017 — Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God
Numbers 6:22-27; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:16-21

Suggested Reflection Questions:

  • When the Lord spoke to Moses, he states, “The Lord let his face shine upon you and be gracious to you!” Reflect on a time in your life when you felt that the Lord was gracious to you. How has he helped you?
  • In the second reading, we are told that, as God’s children, we are liberated through him. In what ways do we feel liberated?
  • In the responsorial psalm, it is stated that he rules all people with equity? How does the Lord go about doing this? How does he spread his message and love to all of us?