SIMPLICITY, FREEDOM, AND THE COURAGE TO DREAM

I wantFlight Into Egypt to share Bishop John Michael Botean’s Christmas reflection with all of you. So much of what he wrote spoke to my heart and gave much food for thought. This is a small excerpt from the letter:

SIMPLICITY, FREEDOM, AND THE COURAGE TO DREAM:
A REFLECTION FOR CHRISTMAS
By Bishop John Michael Botean

 

Mary’s dreams
You may have noticed that I have been doing quite a bit of traveling lately. As Christmas approached, while I was still on the road, my thoughts turned to Mary, who was also a traveler. I began to wonder what dreams she may have had on the road about her future, about her people, and about her Son. In the Gospel of Matthew, we are told that Mary, Joseph, and the infant Jesus had to journey to Egypt to escape the violent wrath of Herod. In the Gospel of Luke, we read of another journey Mary undertook, also caused by the government: she and Joseph went to Bethlehem to register for a required census. Both of these trips must have been terribly inconvenient (to say the least!) for a pregnant and nursing woman, and one wonders whether Mary was able to reach beyond the hardships of her journeys in order to hold on to her dreams. If Mary did have dreams, what were they? How could we know what they might have been?

Read the entire letter here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/37869507/Christmas%20Reflection%202014%20%2Bbotean.pdf

 

One Comment

  1. To think, what were her dreams is quite interesting? She was a woman following her calling. So perfect as she was, her dreams must have been so beautiful. Do our dreams for our life line up through her dreams from God? Do we hear God’s providence i our life?

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