December 2019

December 2019

One of the main themes of the Advent season in the Christian tradition is waiting. I think a reason for this is because one of the main characters in the Christmas story is a pregnant woman. Mary is waiting for the promise of the angel who came to her to be fulfilled. She is waiting for the heaviness and discomfort of carrying a child to be over. She is waiting for a day of birth with unknown trauma to be done with its risk of complications, and its pain of contractions.

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