This Advent season, I focused on the descriptors of Jesus found in Matthew’s account of the Christmas events.
Today we head into the final week of waiting for our annual celebration of the birth of Mary’s son, Jesus. We expectantly anticipate the coming—the Advent—of the Son of the Most High as she did. During each week of Advent, I focused on finding the traditional Advent themes in Mary's story.
Christmas is, after all, about giving birth. And childbirth is raw and painful, bloody and messy.