The REAL Christmas Characters: Mary
The Infancy Narratives in the gospels of Mathew and Luke are filled with rich symbolism. The Evangelists were Christians of the first century whose lives were dramatically changed after the death and resurrection of Jesus. It was their deep faith in Jesus and their concrete experience of the Christian community that informed the theology that permeates the Christmas story.
The Christmas story is so good because so many unexpected things happen! The protagonist in Luke’s infancy narrative? A poor teenage girl from a remote outpost of the Roman empire. When the angel Gabriel visits Mary with a life-changing message from God,