In our First Reading, From the Book Of Numbers
Israel, God's chosen people, knew God from what he did for them. By calling upon his name and power, the liturgical prayer of this reading implores God's graciousness for all of us.
The Responsorial Psalm is that that we put our trust in Jesus because of his love and kindness and that he has done great things for us, so we should be filled with joy and love for him and to be like him
in your self-giving.
In the Second Reading, From the Letter of Saint Paul
to the Galatians
In Jesus, God has given us everything. Once we were slaves, subjected to evil, but in the Lord Jesus God adopted us as his children. Mary played an important role in God's self-disclosure as Father. She is the Mother of God's Son, in whose Spirit we can cry out "Abba!" ("Father!")
In the Gospel of Luke
Whoever receives Jesus Christ receives the message of salvation. Luke depicts the shepherds, poor and despised, as the first ones to receive Jesus as Savior.
"Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart. " As such Mary is an example to all praying people! "Father,. . . may [ Mary's prayer], born of a humble heart, draw your Spirit to rest on your people."