Sunday 23 December 2018

About Today Readings

Week IV Psalter. 4th Sunday of Advent.
Micah 5:1-4. Psalm 79(80):2-3, 15-16, 18-19. Hebrews 10:5-10. Luke 1:39-44.
Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved – Psalm 79(80):2-3, 15-16, 18-19.

‘Blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfilment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.’

Was Mary running from something or to something? When she arrived she was greeted with the warmth of family love; and through her cousin’s wisdom and spiritual insight, she received another blessing. The goodness of what is happening is confirmed. Mary’s experience is a powerful reminder that God comes to us wherever we are. We might try, but we cannot run away from God, or our life’s experiences. God is constantly present, drawing us in and offering us fullness of life. May we listen intently for the voice of God as we await the birth of Jesus.

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