Don’t you wonder how Mary and Joseph related to each other during their government ordered, dusty and tiring journey to Bethlehem? Joseph was walking, a very pregnant Mary riding a donkey. Was there any hospitality along the way? Were innkeepers who turned them away rude? Were they so deeply aware of the mystery they were living with that their awe, peace and deep joy carried them in wonder at God’s ways?
We believe Emmanuel, “God is with us.” No matter the tiredness or hecticness of these final preparation days, may we be carried in wonder by the mystery we prepare to celebrate!