4th Sunday of Advent 2012

The 4th Sunday of Advent has Mary the mother of Jesus as the focus of the scripture readings.

Some thoughts from Meister Eckhart, a 14th century Dominican monk:

We are all meant
to be mothers of God.

What good is it to me
if this eternal birth of the divine Son
takes place unceasingly,
but does not take place
within myself?

And, what good is it to me
if Mary is full of grace
if I am not also full of grace?

What good is it to me
for the Creator to give birth to his Son
if I do not also give birth to him?
in my time and my culture?

This, then, is the fullness of time:
when the Son of Man is begotten in us.

Meister Eckhart


  1. Beautiful, Nancy! Love the quote from Meister Eckhart. Merry Christmas!


    1. A peaceful and joyful Christmas to you too.


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