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The Fourth Sunday of Advent C
December 23, 2018
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ


Somewhere in scripture the people ask God to take their hearts of stone and make them into hearts of flesh. Throughout Advent we have been asking especially for that.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Mary, as Model of Faith

Mary is the pre-eminent example of the one who hears the word of God and keeps it. For this reason, more than because of biological motherhood, Jesus claims her as his mother.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Mary, the Mother of God

All Christians agree that God is without beginning. It seems that a God without beginning can't be born. And so it seems that God can’t have a mother either.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Come, Lord Jesus

Christ comes, but in strange ways and surprising circumstances. Many of us miss the coming of Christ because we expect him where and when he is not coming.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

How is my humility?

When you experience poverty in your life, do you accept it as a meeting place with God or do you run from it?  

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

Angel’s seeds
angel hair


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