Monday, December 12, 2011

Advent Reflection #14

I read the Luke narrative 1:5-45.  Four angel appearances:  To Zacharias, who doubts; to Mary, who asks for an explanation; to Joseph, who obeys; at the birth, when all praise.  By then the humans involved get it, that humble as they, the least important people of all, are at the center of history.  We are all trying to be important; we all want security and significance, and they are surprised by it in their humble walk of life.  Totally surprised.  Of course, this will not happen again in history, but the the world is much bigger than we are, and God is much bigger than the world, and both are ready to surprise us.

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