Following Jesus to Bethlehem - Day 17

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Following Jesus to Bethlehem

More Advent wonder and Christmas joy 

While both women know
the Lord holds the world together,
And it is by the Lord that they live and move
and have their being.
They praise this same Lord for
allowing Mary to become his mother.



Day  17:

Jesus, the scriptures say all generations will call your mother blessed.
But I have not. Yes, I say the words, “Mary is blessed.”
But I say them without love, and you are love.
On the way to Bethlehem will you foster a new spirit of generosity within me?
Will you reveal to me the cause of my guarded approach to your mother?

Does it have to do with my mother or pastor or friend?
Who or what causes me to pull away from her?
I act as if she were no longer alive but your word says you are the God of the living.
Jesus, please help me follow you with an openness to the blessing your mother might be for me.

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