Posts tagged mary
Mary, Did You Doubt?

Over and over, Jesus’ identity is confirmed: by angels, Elizabeth, shepherds, magi, Simeon, Anna. If Mary had received so many assurances, could it be because she needed them? Perhaps the Father was whispering, “I know this is hard to take in. I know you’re prone to explain things away. Here’s another proof. Keep believing.”

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The Innkeeper

The savior of all humankind had to spend his first days separated from society, if for no other reason than the sheer poetry of it. The creator of the world had stepped into the world, and the world had sent him packing. In town because he was descended from a king, destined to reign as eternal king, the King of kings slept his first night with the pack mules. As John’s gospel put it, “He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.” The innkeeper was only a harbinger, a trendsetter, the first of millions who would turn Jesus away. 

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