Dec. 23 Matthew 2: 9-12
After listening to the king they left, and once again the star they saw when it rose led them until it stopped above the place where the child was. When they saw the star they shouted joyfully. As they came into the house and saw the child with Mary his mother, they bowed down and worshiped him. They opened their treasure boxes and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. After being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they went back by another route to their own country.
Activities: read Christmas books; play games; visit w/ Auntie Ru
Prayer focus: babies and children especially those that are poor or without a mom/dad at home