"Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.” Intriguingly, Luke doesn’t tell us why Mary traveled with a haste 70-80 miles to see her cousin Elizabeth?
This week I heard a song that stayed with me. It wasn’t one of those overplayed or catchy ones that you can’t stop hearing. Instead, it made me want to go back and listen again and think some more.
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In the United States of 2020, we have just experienced a year unlike no other. We have dealt with a global pandemic, a contentious election, a growing fear of hunger and debt, and civil unrest in our cities. Who is to blame? Political leaders? Political parties? Billionaires? Systematic Injustices?
Today’s saint never saw it coming … Ambrose was a politician, a catechumen, not yet baptized when he went to an assembly meeting and heard someone cry out: “Ambrose for bishop!” Then the whole assembly picked up the chant. He was shocked.
The Virgin Mary, I dare to say, has an invitation for you now - to journey with her to Bethlehem during this Advent! While she invites you each year, I also dare to say that this year’s invitation is particularly important, yet especially welcoming!
Remember the I Love Lucy show? Remember Lucy and sidekick, Ethel, in the chocolate factory? And Lucy with a stout Italian peasant woman stomping grapes with their feet? Lucy and the woman end up wrestling to the bottom of the vat covered in purple grapes. Not just their feet but their whole bodies were covered in purple.