Madonna and Child

... blessed is the fruit of your womb

Luke 1:42
Micah 5:1-4; Psalms 80:2-3,15-16,18-19; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45

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Fourth Sunday of Advent, C

On a dismal, stormy, wind-gusty, winterís night, the owner of a neighborhood bakery decided to close his shop early. ìThere wonít be any customers on a night like this,î he reasoned.

As he was about to lock the bakery door, a man rushed in, shivering and wet from head-to-toe. ìIím here to pick up two sweet rolls,î he said. The baker was amazed that anyone would brave such bad weather for just two sweet rolls. ìAre you married?î he asked the customer. ìOf course Iím married,î the man replied. ìDo you suppose my mother would send me out on a night like this?î

Todayís Gospel episode tells the story of a mother-to-be venturing out ìto the town in the hill…

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