Practice Hope – By Joanne Kendall. Member Blog, Day 16

Waiting for the late-January (2018) birth of my first great-grandchild is a wonderful way for me to practice hope in Advent 2017.

To welcome new life into the world always involves hope and expectation. It gives new significance, too, to these words of a 12th Century mystic, telling me that the birth of Christ continues in all of us.

What good is it to

me if Mary

gave birth to

the Son of God

fourteen hundred

years ago, and

I do not also give

birth to the Son of

God in my time

and in my culture?

We are all meant to

Be mothers of God.

God is always

needing to be born.

-Meister Eckhart