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Monday, December 23, 2013

Peace and Goodwill and

Peace and Goodwill? "Bah, Humbug," Says the Holy Spirit
'The Comforter' sometimes acts more like 'the Great Discomforter'
Mark Galli

Back in the day, Mary of Nazareth set out "with haste," Luke tells us, rushing to a Judean town in the hills where her relative Elizabeth lived with her husband, Zechariah. She was anxious to tell Elizabeth, who was pregnant with the one to be named John, that she herself was also expecting. Mary's greeting was so over the top, apparently, that Elizabeth's "baby leaped in her womb." Luke continues: "And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit" (1:41). Elizabeth is the first person in...

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