Gospel Reflection for January 1, Mary Mother of God

Mary pondered all these words in her heart.  Luke 2.19 For insight into Mary, the Mother of God on her feast day, Sunday’s gospel offers only the fact she has given birth and the single sentence above.  That sentence turns on the single word pondered.  This word suggests her character in the narrative.  Mary pondersContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for January 1, Mary Mother of God”

Who am I? Where do I come from? Where am I going?

We ask ourselves several basic questions repeatedly in our lives. Who am I? Where do I come from? Where am I going? The Church answers these questions in regard to Mary of Nazareth, the mother of Jesus. Who is she? The Church answers, “The mother of God.” Where does Mary come from? Nazareth, naturally. ButContinue reading “Who am I? Where do I come from? Where am I going?”