Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts,
that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ your Son
was made known by the message of an Angel,
may by his Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of his Resurrection.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
– Collect from the Revised Roman Missal, Fourth Sunday of Advent
What if there were nothing for you underneath the Christmas tree this year? Would it still be Christmas?
God came to Mary in her poverty, her lowliness, her nothingness, and he filled her womb. And it was Christmas.
Thanks for your prayers.