Fourth Sunday of Advent

Mc 5:1-4; Ps 80:2-3, 18-19; Heb 10:5-10; Lk 1:39-45

It’s one day before Christmas eve and Santa Claus will soon be here – will I get what I asked for in my Letter to Santa?? – will Jesus be born anew?
Micah announces the mission and purpose of the one who is to come who has been designated by God – and what’s the message for me about my life as an alter Christus? How will I be a sign of peace?
I smile when I try to imagine the conversation six months later between the expectant Jewish moms Elizabeth and Mary – “My son! My son!”
The overarching question prompted by the readings — How will my life and re-birth be a blessing this Christmas season?

Br. Kevin Smith, O.S.F.