Thursday, December 20, 2012
What a strange and beautiful passage. God's great plan is wrapped up in a teen-age girl hastily traversing the Judean hill country ----- God's great plan is wrapped up in the child leaping in the womb which causes his mother to pronounce that "the mother of my Lord comes to me" ------ God's great plan is wrapped up in a song that sends the rich away empty and fills the hungry with good things. This is God's plan.
Mary teaches us that when God shows up things change ----- social systems change ----- hierarchy changes ----- status changes ------ reality changes. We journey hastily with Mary, looking expectantly for our Lord and God to come, and make things right. Come Lord Jesus! Come!