Consider this quote by Michael Moore from “Lean Towards the Light This Advent and Christmas Season” compiled by Christine Aroney-Sine & Lisa DeRosa.

“As I used the Ignatian practice of placing myself into the story, I felt [Mary’s] pain in a way I had never done before… I came to know Mary in a way that I hadn’t in the majority of my years in ministry.”

Try out the Ignatian practice of placing yourself into the story of advent – Mary, Elizabeth, Joseph, Zechariah, a shepard, someone unnamed but still a part of the story… What do you experience?

Read pages 79-82 for today’s full devotional “A Mother of Sorrows – Mary’s Story.”