Margaret Anna Fridays: Christmas Edition

Every Friday, I’m going to share a quote from the founder of my groovy sisters, Margaret Anna Cusack, known in religion as Mother Francis Clare. This week’s installment …

“How good and holy these dear shepherds must have been, whom our Lord selected, in preference to all others, for this vision of angels and this marvelous announcement! We may well believe that it was not without a special design of Providence. Perhaps it was because the poor and unlearned are always more ready to believe than the rich who are hardened by their riches or the learned who are blinded by their pride. Perhaps it was because Jesus came to preach the gospel to the poor as the fittest subjects for the eternal kingdom. Who can imagine their simple joy, their lively faith, their ardent devotion? Those who have been privileged to work with the poor of a truly Catholic country can best imagine and realize what these shepherds did and said that Christmas night…They did not stay to consult whether the vision of the angels was imagination or reality. They simply believed, and believing they loved, and loving they hastened.”
-Meditations for Advent & Easter

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