UNBORN WORD of the day


MY NINE MONTH JOURNEY WITH MY MOTHER – THE SECOND MONTH
December 5, 2009, 7:49 pm
Filed under: Advent, Biblical Reflections, Unborn Jesus

Tis the Season of ‘The Gospel of Life’

Mary in the House of Elizabeth by Robert Anning Bell (1863-1933)

My mother and I visited with cousins Elizabeth (unborn John) and Zechariah for three months (Luke 1:56). Here are my mother and Elizabeth sewing baby clothes.

Meditation

“We live in an age of impatience, an age which in everything, from learning the ABC to industry, tries to cut out and do away with the natural season of growth. That is why so much in our life is abortive. We ought to let everything grow in us, as Christ grew in Mary….. No man should ever make anything except in the spirit in which a woman bears a child, in the spirit in which Christ was formed in Mary’s womb, in the love with which God created the world.”

“In this contemplation there is great virtue in practicing patience in small things until the habit of Advent returns to us.”

Caryll Houselander (1901 – 1954)
The Reed Of God


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