In our gospel today, Luke 2:16-21, Mary is reflecting on all the things that had happened to her. She finds out she is having a very special baby who is to be a king, but doesn’t know any more details than that. She has to travel many hard miles to Bethlehem when she is near full term in her pregnancy. When she is about to give birth, they can’t find an inn, so she has to give birth to baby Jesus in an animal cave, and put him in a feeding trough. I imagine that is not exactly how she thought things would go down for a king!
Then some shepherds arrive and tell her and Joseph that an angel appeared to them and told them that today a savior has been born who is Messiah and Lord, and they will find him in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. Exactly as it happened.
Mary took all this in, reflecting on all God had done with her and through her. She was amazed at how God’s plan unfolded. None of it was by accident, it was all very deliberate.
Let us see Mary as our model for trust and acceptance in watching God’s plan for our lives. When was the last time we looked in amazement at all God is doing with us and through us?
De Colores, Deacon Kevin
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