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For Magi, shepherds, and us. by Carter, Albert Howard

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Published by John Knox Press in Richmond .
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  • Christmas -- Poetry.

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Edition Notes

StatementIllustrated by Robert O. Hodgell.
ContributionsHodgell, Robert O., illus.
LC ClassificationsPS3553.A769 F6
The Physical Object
Pagination48 p.
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5075972M
ISBN 100804219583
LC Control Number74107327

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• This story about the Shepherds gives us three foundational truths that we can cling to today. Three truths that give us great hope about our relationship with God. I. No One Is Too Far Away for God Luke “That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Let us try our best to respond to God’s Revelation as readily as the Shepherds did. Let us try our best to seek the truth as resolutely as the Wise Men did. Let us realize that Christ always welcomes us to deepen our relationship with Him and then act upon that realization by doing our best to grow in fidelity to all Catholic doctrine. Which shall be shepherd of My people Israel." R. V. {DA } Herod now invited the magi to a private interview. A tempest of wrath and fear was raging in his heart, but he preserved a calm exterior, and received the strangers courteously. The Magi are an example to us of the blessings and protection that come from obeying God’s guidance. Even 2, years later, we can learn important lessons from a mysterious group of travelers.