Week 1 - Annunciation

Mary was waiting to get married.

Elizabeth, Mary's cousin, had been waiting to get pregnant, but she was well past child-bearing age.

She had waited a long time.

Advent is the discipline of waiting.

Like Mary and Elizabeth, we also are waiting for something... a circumstance to change; a relationship to heal; a situation to end, or begin.

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Bible Reading

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on November 30, 2014  

Luke 1:26-38 (The Message)

Announcement

In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to the Galilean village of Nazareth to a virgin engaged to be married to a man descended from David. His name was Joseph, and the virgin’s name, Mary. Upon entering, Gabriel greeted her: Good morning! You’re beautiful with God’s beauty, Beautiful inside and out!
God be with you.

She was thoroughly shaken, wondering what was behind a greeting like that. But the angel assured her, “Mary, you have nothing to (more…)

Weekly Reflection

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on November 30, 2014  

What are you waiting for at the moment?

How have you been waiting?

Talk with God about this.

Daily Ritual

 
Posted by Ryan Bolger on November 30, 2014  

Each time you light your first candle repeat Mary's phrase, "But how...?" as your prayer.

Wait and listen for God's response.

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