Here is the 2nd of 7 practical tips to prepare ourselves for the coming of the Messiah from Fr. Dave Belt”s Mission Talk at Midtown Catholic on December 5th.
There is never a bad time of year to pray with the Blessed Mother, but Advent is one of the best! Spend time reflecting on her point of view from the Annunciation until Christmas. She had the unique privilege to know of Christ’s coming first. She had many worries as well. From her local ruler being threatened by her son, a journey to Bethlehem whilst 8-9 months pregnant, to the prophecy of Simeon, Mary had some holiday stress!
The Glory of God leaves the Solomon’s Temple in Ezekiel chapter 10. It never returns. In Luke chapter 1 the angel Gabriel tells Mary “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you;” (Lk 1:35) Ask for Mary’s guidance that the Holy Spirit may overshadow you, and that Jesus may be born into the world through your imitation!