4th SUNDAY OF ADVENT
A little girl sat on her grandfather’s lap. Looking up into his face, she touched his wrinkled old cheek. Then she touched her own smooth cheek and asked, “Grandpa, did God make you?” “Yes,” he answered, “God made me a long time ago.” Then she asked, “Did God make me too?” Grandpa replied, “Yes, of course, honey. But God made you just a little while ago.” Checking her own smooth face again, the little girl said, “God’s getting better at it, isn’t he?”
In today’s Gospel, Mary learns that she will give birth to the Son of God. Mary will soon be privileged to look upon her newborn child and to let her lips be the first to kiss the perfect cheeks of the face of God.
Deacon Dick Folger