In today's readings we see the Theo-drama, the great story being told by God, confronting the ego-drama, which is the self-centered play we attempt to write, produce, direct, and star in ourselves. What makes life thrilling is to discover our role in the Theo-drama. This is precisely what has happened to Mary. She found her role—indeed a climactic role—in the Theo-drama, just as King David had several centuries before.
Advent wreath, a purple (for penance) candle is lit for the first, second, and fourth Sundays of Advent and a pink (for joy) one for the third Sunday of Advent. On Christmas Day, a white (for the purity of Christ) candle is lit in the center of the wreath. Candles and Christmas lights represent Christ, the Light of the World.
Advent and Christmas Wisdom From St. Benedict presents a selection from St. Benedict's writings with a Scripture reading and suggested activity for each day of the Advent and Christmas seasons. This book will help readers set aside time each day—no matter how busy—for reflection and meditation on the true meaning of the season. To see sample pages, go to http://www.liguori.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=11723
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Our Lady of Expectation In this painting Mary is depicted at the centre of the Christian salvation story. She is pregnant with Christ, symbolised by the IHS. She is also in the presence of God the Father (the triangle) and the Holy Spirit (the dove). With her right foot Mary crushes the head of the old serpert, a symbol of Satan and all evil.