Monday, December 13, 2010

Advent reflection -- Dec. 13

This is today’s reflection from “How Far Is It to Bethlehem?” A Spiritual Guide for Advent 2010 by Sr. Carol Perry, S.U. for Marble Collegiate Church.

“In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.” Luke 1:39-40

The 90 miles that separated the two cousins is a short distance if joy gives wings to one’s feet. Mary has a happiness to share. Elizabeth is nurturing both the life within and her restoration to a place of respect among her neighbors. In the courtyard they embrace, one deemed too old by the world to bear life, one deemed too insignificant to carry the world’s hope, but both loved by our God of surprises. What a moment for joy!

Let us pray today for all who are pregnant, some with physical life and others with the hope of things to come.

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