December 18 – Fourth Sunday in Advent – Luke 1:26-38
On this fourth Sunday of Advent, we hear a reading from the Gospel of Luke. Here Luke tells us how Mary became pregnant with Jesus … Mary is overcome by the grace of God and allows herself to become the human mother of Jesus. The coming of God into human form brings two gifts — the forgiveness of sins and an intimate relationship with God.
What are some of the ways that God asks you to help “bring” Jesus to others? What gift of yourself will you give to others this Christmas? Mary listened intently to the message of God and acted on it. What message have you chosen to listen to? How have you acted on that message?