December 20, 2015

C04: The Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C (2015)

MaryAnn McKibben Dana

The Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana preaches this Sunday’s assigned reading from Luke 1:39-45, sometimes blandly titled: “Mary Visits Elizabeth.”  But there is nothing bland about this visit.  Mary has just received life changing news from an angel. Dana reminds us that after she hears this news, she flees. But she does not run away, she runs toward. For whatever reason, Mary sets out with haste to Elizabeth’s house. The first words on Elizabeth’s mouth are words of blessing.  Are you looking for a blessing right now? Listen and find out how these words of blessing were important to Mary and how they might be important for us too.