How does this happen to Me?

Father Bob’s homily last Sunday…


4th Sunday of Advent C by Fr. Bob Longobucco

We pick up from last week’s Gospel of the Annunciation, where Mary is told the Holy Spirit will overshadow her and she, a virgin, will bear the Savior.  The angel also reveals that, “Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren.”  We of course are not surprised that Mary, the mother of mercy, sets off in haste to help Elizabeth.  But there is another reason to go.  God is in the midst of doing something astounding and there are only four people who know about it, Elizabeth and Mary and their partners Zechariah and Joseph.  Not every old barren woman and young virgins are having babies after all.  They must have spent some time reflecting on how they of all people were chosen for…

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