The sacred Liturgy of the Church fittingly calls to mind three aspects of worship and gives us the essential qualities of Christian life and praise of God. We can note from the Liturgy the (1) humility of all the characters in today’s Gospel, (2) the adoration of the Holy Name of Jesus, (3) and closeness to the Virgin Mary, Mother of God.
- Jesus, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, was made flesh, who fulfilled the Law with the rite of circumcision and accepted the name given by the angel
- Mary, the teenage virgin who stands in wonder and awe before the Spirit
- Joseph, the righteous carpenter, who protected the Gift
- shepherds, the rustic men who were amazed and glorified and praise God.