Peace In the Promise
The theme of the Fourth Sunday of Advent is Peace. The gospel lesson is the Annunciation, that is when the angel Gabriel extends a call to Mary to be the mother of Christ. Talk about having your plans for life turned upside down! While we don't all get visits from angels, we do have the experience of having our plans derailed. What are we to do when that happens? Grieve? Rage? For people of faith, we can find peace in the promise of God's Presence.