December 6, 2011 / Praxis
In this Advent sermon, Dan Rhodes engages the deeply disturbing and yet hopeful interruption of the angel Gabriel to Mary, when he announces that she will bear the Christ-child.
Advent is a season of waiting, of being drawn into the spiritual discipline of anticipation. Our spiritual director is Mary, the mother of Jesus, the one in whom we see revealed the patience of God. Mary waits for the Messiah, and in doing so she invites us into a way of life that welcomes the gospel through a posture of waiting.