A Moment before the Fourth Sunday in Advent

In Sunday’s first reading, David realizes that something’s not right when he has a house but God’s Ark is in a tent. So he asks Nathan about building a house for God. Nathan (not checking with God first) says “go ahead.”

Nathan finds out that God has a very different plan in mind. One that takes a very different approach.

Nathan trusts himself. And nothing really happens.

It’s a stark contrast to Sunday’s Gospel, where Mary is told about God’s plan. Mary is asked to trust God and to be a part of that plan.

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Instead of trusting herself, Mary trusts God.

And nothing will ever be the same.

Sunday’s Readings