Wednesday, December 06, 2006

"Christmas Unmasked"

Zack Eswine meditates upon the Magnificat.
We know that when Christmas is over and the music has died down, we will go back to the same life that we lived before the songs began. Regret as to joys hindered and forgiveness restrained ca haunt us with things we wished we had said or did not say to God or to our families. How do we move beyond this temptation to pick up the mask, to an authentic and living joy before God in the presence of men and women this season? In Mary’s song an answer begins to unfold.
Eswine helps us see how Mary's perspective can help remove our masks of religion, insulation and isolation, religious merit, and happiness through circumstances. Well worth the read.