1 Jan 2021. New Year day. Cycle B-2021. Nm 6:22-27 + Gal 4:4-7 + Lk 2:16-21

Greeting to all BrieflectionS readers and followers:

The Lord bless you and keep you!
The Lord let his face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you!
The Lord look upon you kindly
And give you peace!

This greeting is actually the liturgical reading (Nm 6:24-26) that opens every new year. It was what the LORD instructed Aaron to say when he blesses his people.

“So shall they invoke my name,” said the Lord, “and I will bless them” (Nm 6:26). VSS

Picture credit: Aaron Blessing from douglashamp.com