Look: “Icon of the Nativity,” Unknown artist (Greece, 15th century). Read more here.

Read: John 12:20-36

Pray: O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life: Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Listen: “My Life Is in Your Hands,” The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir