We each have our outcasts – we cross the street to avoid them. God never crosses the street to avoid anyone. God honors outcasts.
Christmas gifts and birthday parties. It started with the Magi who brought Jesus gifts. We also party at Christmas – but who gets the gifts?
At Christmas we welcome Jesus’ arrival – we say a joyous hello. The Father had a different experience – the Father said goodbye.
Joseph cared for his wife at great cost to himself. He loved Mary more than he loved his reputation. Joseph’s love took courage.
Be it done to me according to your word…. Have I ever said that to anyone? I’m not sure I have. But Mary took the risk and said it to God.Read more
Before Jesus filled Mary’s womb, Mary agreed to His arrival: “Be it done to me according to Thy word.” Her pregnancy was voluntary.