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As we prepare for the coming of the Lord at Christmas, how can reflecting upon Mary help us on our Advent journey? In this episode, we talk about how relating to Mary and trying to imitate her can help us be ready for Christmas.
“Mary is the perfect example of one who is prepared for the coming of God. Young, poor and unassuming, she would become, by her free choice, the Mother of God. Faithful to God’s promise, she embraced the first advent of her Son before it occurred.”
(Carl E. Olson, Prepare the Way of the Lord)
With Elizabeth we marvel, “And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” Because she gives us Jesus, her son, Mary is Mother of God and our mother; we can entrust all our cares and petitions to her: she prays for us as she prayed for herself: “Let it be to me according to your word.” By entrusting ourselves to her prayer, we abandon ourselves to the will of God together with her: “Thy will be done.” (CCC 2677)
Questions for Reflection
- What is your relationship with Mary like? Consider working on it this Advent.
- How do you think Mary felt at the Annunciation?
- When Christmas Day comes, how would you like to be different spiritually than you are now?
- How can Mary help you with that goal?