4th Sunday of Advent
Matthew 1 verse 23: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means “God is with us.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 507. Mary is the symbol and perfect realization of the Church. The Church herself becomes a mother by receiving the word of God in faith and nurturing sons and daughters, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of God, through preaching and baptism into a new life with Jesus Christ.
The day is drawing near…the anticipation is at its highest. Our Savior will arrive, bringing with him our salvation. In the days ahead how wilI I become more aware of “God is with us” in myself and in others?