The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns reflection for the fourth Sunday of Advent reflection on the mystery of the Incarnation – how it is that the Messiah came to be with us (Luke 1:26-38) Mary, already full of God’s grace, cooperate d with God’s plan to bring salvation to all humanity through Jesus, who was fully human and also fully divine. In the model of Mary, we pray that we will be people of faith who recognize God’s saving plan for us all and are able respond with obedience.
Response: The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.
Pope Francis used his visit to Lampedusa to expose the dark side of globalization that flows from the effects new communication technologies and the growing consumer culture have on our humanity
Questions for Reflection
In what ways are you living in a bubble?
How can you regain your bearings and become more attentive to the world in which you live?
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