Carrying Christ: reflection for Sunday December 23, 2018, 4th Sunday of Advent

The Deacon's Bench | 12/22/2018 | Staff
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This could be one of the great, defining questions of Advent, when an astonished Elizabeth sees her young cousin at the door and realizes the source of humankind’s salvation is about to enter her home.

“How does this happen to me?”

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How does this gift happen to any of us? How are we so blessed to receive God’s grace in our lives?

We can only wonder.

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And wonder is the perfect sentiment for these last days of Advent. The Incarnation, God becoming man, is the most wonder-filled act in human history. Soon enough, we will sing of it, and in the middle of a dark winter night, churches will be ablaze with light, overflowing with music and joy.

But here, in this Gospel passage, it is already beginning.

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And it is happening because of Mary—the visitor of the Visitation, the one who is full of...
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