Advent Reflections – Week 4

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Now, I want you to close your eyes and say, “It is the fourth Sunday of Advent” fifteen times.  It is also Christmas Eve, but we have four Sundays of Advent and that is what this post is about.  I would like to apologize for the absence of last weeks post.

Today’s post is short and simple.  In today’s Gospel, we hear the common story of the angel Gabriel coming to Mary to tell her that she is to bear the child Jesus.  When Mary hears this she says, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38).  American Catholics are more familiar with the traslation that we use in the Angelous (“Behold I am the haidmaid of the Lord.  May it be done to me according to thy word”). 

Think about this phrase.  This is Mary saying yes to God.  Have you said yes to God in all that he has asked?

Merry Christmas everyone.  I hope you have found this short reflections helpful in preperation for Christmas, the birth of our Lord.  We will have new episodes of EPIC Radio coming out in the new year and (hopefully) a few new blog posts coming out within the next few weeks.

Enjoy your time with family and have a blessed Christmas.



Published by Matthew Handley

Matthew Handley is the Executive Director of EPIC Radio and is the general manager of its radio station in Wake Forest. He invites you to comment on his posts and to follow him on Twitter (@realHandlez).

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