Mary asks the question of the angel, “How will this be?”, when faced with a seemingly impossible and improbable situation. The answer was equally puzzling to this young woman! So she leaves Nazareth and heads for the hills to see Elizabeth, her older wiser relative (Luke 1). Why? She needs to talk and be heard. For three months these two women walk and talk through life together, experiencing spiritual, emotional and physical times and I imagine Mary was present for the birth of John.
Hear the introduction and opening lesson in this special series at the Women's Corner (18 mins).
Professor Jacoby, after a dozen graduate level courses at my university, yours was the first course that made me cry! The unit on Morality & Suffering was so personal and practical. It deeply stirred me, compelling me to engage in some much needed soul searching. Thank you!
-- A graduate student at Lincoln Christian University, where Douglas serves as Adjunct Professor