Monday, December 28, 2009

Full, Active & Conscious

I was remiss yesterday in doing a post on the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

A few days ago, over at There Will Be Bread, Fran opined that Mary was anything but a docile and passive participant in the history of salvation (as she is sometimes perceived).

Here are a few graphs from that reflection:

Little lady dressed in blue. That is an image of Mary that attracted me as a young girl and who seemingly called out to me as a 30-year-old woman who needed faith. Mary - sweet, lovely, docile, passive.

As if. ...

... Full, active and conscious participation is demanding; it is not the work of the docile or of the dilettante. Mary was neither. Mary was obedient however. Sadly, our contemporary use of language has demeaned obedient to mean, well - docile. ...

Mike also has a post on yesterday's feast.

Flashbacks: Feasts of the Holy Family 2008, 2007 and 2006.

The image above is attributed to G.E. Mullan. It comes via A Concord Pastor.

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