What comes to mind when you hear the phrase, “the favor of God?” What thoughts do you associate with the concept of “blessing?”
It’s tempting to define these concepts in modern Western terms–in other words, we equate “favor” and “blessing” with more money, pleasure and comfort, or honor in the eyes of others, or freedom from hardship and suffering.
Turns out, the favor of God may not look like that at all. It’s much bigger than the trifles we enjoy on earth.
Mary, mother of Jesus, offers us a beautiful example of what it means to receive the favor of God.
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This Christmas, more than any other gift, may you recognize and receive the favor of the Most High.