There’s Something About Mary

Invited to preach on the First Sunday of Advent at Palo Alto United Methodist Church, I offered Five Lessons of Mary of Nazareth on her Willingness to wait for the world to Change: I.  The Annunciation (1:26-38)–“There’s something about Mary” Luke’s account of the Annunciation (1:26-27), tells us a number of things about Mary:  “In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee with a bad reputation (“Can anything good