Mindfulness is popular these days. Used in the context of therapy and meditation, it encourages people to be present, focused, conscious and aware. I am grateful that God demonstrated mindfulness long before science caught on.
I wrote this journal entry more than ten years ago. While "Favored, Blessed, Pierced: A Fresh Look at Mary of Nazareth" has given me new insights, this post demonstrates how to take a passage of scripture and pray it back to the Lord.
Mary was between 13 and 16 years of age when the angel visited her (according to most scholars) because that's the age girls got married in those days. But I wonder if my friend isn't onto something? I wonder if God chose a young girl because she also had child-like faith?
For Lent 2020, follow Mary of Nazareth from the manger, through Galilee, past the cross, to life with this reading plan.