The Eighth Month
October 25 – November 25
Mary’s pregnancy is nearing its completion. The crib and baby clothing are ready. But the best laid plans are sometimes turned upside down. The village is abuzz with the news that those of the House of David will be called shortly to Bethlehem to be counted among this princely dynasty. In Mary’s eight month, the Infant Jesus’ skin begins to thicken and layers of fat are stored underneath for insulation and nourishment. Antibodies are building up. Jesus’ quarters are getting cramped; chin on chest, his knees, arms and legs are bent. Many twins are born in the eighth month.
Pray for physicians and health care providers to foster the reverence for life.