By Sister Vicki Bergkamp, ASC
The shepherds of the Christmas story have always fascinated me. I lived on a farm and liked to be outside, so I knew that one had to care for the animals. The care they needed was not just during working hours. You had to think and plan ahead to make sure they were okay 24 hours a day. Being out alone in the fields fascinated me also, although I was always able to think about that lying in a nice warm bed!
The shepherds could not know what was going on that holy night,