“With all my heart I glorify the Lord!
In the depths of who I am I rejoice in God my savior.
You are invited to spend the day with some very holy women, Mary and Elizabeth. Find a quiet spot in the room where you hear the Angel Gabriel tell Mary the wonderful news that she is going to be the mother of our savior. Then walk with her as she makes her way to her cousin, Elizabeth, so that they can both share the joy of what God is doing for them…and for Mary to help Elizabeth because Elizabeth was much older. Be aware of these beautiful events throughout your day—”The Annunciation” to Mary in the morning, then “The Visitation” as you travel with Mary on the way to visit and have lunch with Elizabeth about noon, spending the afternoon with them, and finally praying the evening prayer of what is called Mary’s “Magnificat” from verse 47.
The use of our imagination in reading the Bible helps us to have our whole persons involved in the events that take place. So what’s it like to spend the day with these holy women?
Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
from today’s reading:
My soul magnifies the Lord. v. 47
For more information about
this creative way to pray, see Bible Breaths.
This is the Second Week in Advent
Winter in the north. Year C
On Fridays we read the Gospel of Luke
Solar and Sacred Seasons
Some adjustments to make the church year simpler.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand Firestarters with you on your phone or tablet. More information…