I wish you a merry Christmas!
Now there were in same country shepherds living out in thefields, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid.
Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of greate joy which will be to all peaple.
"For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
"And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Baby wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitube of the heavenly host praising God and saying: "Glory to Got in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men!"
So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, "let us go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us."
And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger.
Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child.
And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.
Then the shephreds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.
And when eight days wewe completed for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called Jesus,the name given by the angel before He was conceeived in the womb.
[The Gospel According to Luke 2:8-21]