The Fourth Sunday of Advent – an Excerpt from Sunday by Sunday

In Sunday’s gospel Mary visits her kinswoman Elizabeth, who recognizes God has blessed her among women. Elizabeth recognizes that Mary lives in the same holy mystery that she, too, knows from conceiving her child late in life. Mary has trusted God’s word to her and said yes to the overshadowing of the Spirit. Mary hasContinue reading “The Fourth Sunday of Advent – an Excerpt from Sunday by Sunday”

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

When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby stirred within her womb.  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 gospel focus narrows this Sunday.  In Mary and Elizabeth Luke sees model believers whoContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for December 23rd, 4th Sunday of Advent”