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Prison. Holding hands. Becoming Mary. Christmas

December 14th, 2010 by isaac · No Comments

I wrote a short reflection about some people from church visiting prisoners every Tuesday evening. And since we are in the season of Advent, I use the story of Mary as a way to think through what is happening to us.

Here’s a taste:

As members of our church gather for fellowship and prayer in prison, we receive the flow of God’s life through our hands. The love and friendship of God revealed at Christmas come to us again as the Spirit overshadows our circle of bodies in prison. As we pray, we find ourselves in Mary’s womb, being re-formed by the Holy Spirit, and awaiting the birth of new life in our midst, the advent of Christ’s body.

For the rest of it, follow this link: Mysteries of the flesh.

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