John Foley, SJ
I used to be resentful as the daylight hours became shorter and shorter.
Like Mary, we need to get pregnant by the Holy Spirit. We need to let the word take such root in us that it begins to become part of our actual flesh.
Who was this Elizabeth? An ordinary Jewish woman of her time, distinguished by her barrenness and not much more.
Christmas happens. Christ comes, but in strange ways and surprising circumstances.
What is the mission of the Messiah?