In the Gospel for this Fourth Sunday of Advent, we step back nine months to March 25th, the feast of the Annunciation, an all-but-hidden event that changed the world. God, whose focal presence departed the Temple just prior to the Babylonian invasion (cf Ez 10:18) and the loss of the Ark of the Covenant, now returns to the ark of Mary’s womb. The glorious presence of God returns now to His people, in an obscure town of fewer than three hundred, a town so small that no road led to it
Mary played a significant role at Christmas as she gave birth to our Saviour. In the depictions of the nativity, Mary is always shown looking lovingly at her new-born son. She too will help us to keep our eyes on him and to know his love.
The storms will continue, even during Christmas; however, we should not allow ourselves to be ‘distracted from distraction by distraction.’ Keep your focus on Jesus who tells us to “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.”
#ASonnetADay – 122. “Thy gift, thy tables, are within my brain…” pic.twitter.com/suu1k5KUuJ — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) December 20, 2020
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Agnolo Bronzino [1503-1572], “The Holy Family and St. John the Baptist”