The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of GodJanuary 1, 2014
MARY PONDERED SO WE CAN WONDER
Today we continue our Octave of Christmas as we celebrate into the New Year. Today we encounter Mary, with the shepherds gathering around her. We hear that she pondered all these things in her heart.
But what was she pondering? More importantly, what are we pondering? Or better yet, what brings us wonder?
Next time you walk down the street, take notice of how many people are plugged in. I am betting that you will see 8 out of 10 people on their phones or with earbuds in their ears. More information. . . more sound. . . more things to keep us from wonder. More things to keep us from self-reflection; to keep us from ourselves. More things to keep us from pondering like Mary.
But this is not bad, for there is a solution. . .