"A mile and a half to the northwest of the town of Bethlehem is a fertile plain with hills rising behind it.
It is to this plain that many shepherds brought their sheep to feed upon the grass.
A shepherd knows his sheep so well that he can call them by name. Going before them, he leads the way and they follow him.
To the shepherds out on the plains of Bethlehem the Advent Season meant something very unusual and important. We will want to watch carefully so that we can know what it was that later happened to them."