Gospel Reflection for December 23, 2018, 4th Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings:¬†Micah 5.1-4; Hebrews 10.5-10; Luke 1.39-45 “Blessed is she who trusts God’s words to her will be fulfilled.”¬†– Luke 1.45 The Advent gospels lead us toward Christmas with thoughts of Jesus’ coming in glory and with John the Baptist’s urgent preaching to repent. Those of us who have not yet agreed to let God’sContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 23, 2018, 4th Sunday of Advent”

Gospel Reflection for December 20, 2015, 4th Sunday of Advent

Sunday Readings: Micah 5.1-4; Hebrews 10.5-10; Luke 1.39-45 “Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried out in a loud voice, ‘Blessed are you among women and blessed is the child of your womb.’” (Luke 1.41-42) The encounter between Mary and her kinswoman Elizabeth is spiritually electric. Each woman has responded to God alone.Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 20, 2015, 4th Sunday of Advent”