When King Herod had called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born. "In Bethlehem in Judea," they replied, "for this is what the prophet has written: 'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means the least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.'"
Jesus is that prophet like Moses. He has come and taught us God's truth. He has taught us with His words recorded in the Gospels. He has taught us with His example, through the deeds He has done. He is teaching us through His abiding presence in us and through the Spirit He has given us. But He teaches us most effectively when we put into practice what He has said.
You, O Lord, are marvelous. You are God Almighty, the holy and majestic Creator. Yet you became the least so I can share in your glory. Please help me, O God, never to look down on someone else because they look like the least. I know, Father, that as I serve and love them, I'm serving and loving you.