DAILY READING

Friday, January 01, 2021

First Reading (Numbers 6:22-27)

[22]Adonai said to Moshe, [23] “Speak to Aharon and his sons, and tell them that this is how you are to bless the people of Isra’el: you are to say to them, [24]‘Y’varekh’kha Adonai v’yishmerekha.
[May Adonai bless you and keep you.]

[25] Ya’er Adonai panav eleikha vichunekka. [May Adonai make his face shine on you and show you his favor.] [26] Yissa Adonai panav eleikha v’yasem l’kha shalom. [May Adonai lift up his face toward you and give you peace.]’

[27] “In this way they are to put my name on the people of Isra’el, so that I will bless them.”

Second Reading (Galatians 4:4-7)

[4] but when the appointed time arrived, God sent forth his Son. He was born from a woman, born into a culture in which legalistic perversion of the Torah was the norm, [5] so that he might redeem those in subjection to this legalism and thus enable us to be made God’s sons.

[6] Now because you are sons, God has sent forth into our hearts the Spirit of his Son, the Spirit who cries out, “Abba!” (that is, “Dear Father!”). [7] So through God you are no longer a slave but a son, and if you are a son you are also an heir.

Gospel (Luke 2: 16-21)

[16] Hurrying off, they came and found Miryam and Yosef, and the baby lying in the feeding trough. [17] Upon seeing this, they made known what they had been told about this child; [18] and all who heard were amazed by what the shepherds said to them.

[19] Miryam treasured all these things and kept mulling them over in her heart. [20] Meanwhile, the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for everything they had heard and seen; it had been just as they had been told.

[21] On the eighth day, when it was time for his b’rit-milah, he was given the name Yeshua, which is what the angel had called him before his conception.

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