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Merry Christmas from S+L!

December 25, 2009
In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for behold, I bringNativityScene you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
"This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
"Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased."
When the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, "Let us go straight to Bethlehem then, and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us." So they came in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the manger. (Luke 2.1-16)
From all of us at Salt + Light Television, we pray that your hearts may sing glory to the Infant of King this Christmas!
To help celebrate the 12 days of Christmas, you may want to revisit Pope Benedict XVI's homilies from past Midnight Mass: 2008, 2007, 2006, and 2005. If you didn't have a chance to see Pope Benedict's homily during our live coverage of Christmas Mass from St. Peter's on Christmas Eve, check the Vatican Information Service or Zenit during the Christmas season for text and summary.
Have a holy and happy Christmas!