HOW DO YOU SAY “YES”? (Luke 1:26-38): 21 December 2008 (Fourth Sunday of Advent)

HOW DO YOU SAY “YES”? (Luke 1:26-38):  21 December 2008 (Fourth Sunday of Advent)

Today’s Readings

Dearest Mary,

How do you say “Yes”?  Teach me, my Mother.  Praying yet again over the Annunciation story, I can’t help but wonder again if you were able to say “Yes” because you were just generous or because you didn’t completely understand what you were getting into.  I suspect that it was both.  Continue reading HOW DO YOU SAY “YES”? (Luke 1:26-38): 21 December 2008 (Fourth Sunday of Advent)

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REMEMBERING THE JOHN THE BAPTISTS IN MY LIFE (John 1:6-8, 19-28): 14 December 2008 (Third Sunday of Advent)

REMEMBERING THE  JOHN THE BAPTISTS IN MY LIFE  (John 1:6-8, 19-28):  14 December 2008 (Third Sunday of Advent)

Today’s Readings

Dearest Lord,

Today I recall the John the Baptist’s in my life, people whom you sent to me to show me the way to you.  They have been many–too many to name here:  family members, religion teachers, college professors, retreat masters, Jesuits and other religious…   Today I’d like to mention three. Continue reading REMEMBERING THE JOHN THE BAPTISTS IN MY LIFE (John 1:6-8, 19-28): 14 December 2008 (Third Sunday of Advent)

ABOUT YOUR COUSIN (Mark 1:1-8): 07 December 2008 (Second Sunday of Advent)

Today’s Readings

Dearest Lord,

Hope you don’t mind, Lord, but your cousin isn’t exactly my favorite Christmas character.  Don’t get me wrong:  I think John the Baptist was pretty heroic, but I’m not sure if it’s right to read about him during Advent, as we did today in the Gospel, since we should be preparing for Christmas, shouldn’t we? Continue reading ABOUT YOUR COUSIN (Mark 1:1-8): 07 December 2008 (Second Sunday of Advent)