Every time Advent rolls around, I begin to think more about the Virgin Mary. I marvel at her openness to God. I marvel at the way she resisted sin throughout her life. I marvel at the way she was able to stay close to God, even as she stood by her son as he hung on the cross.
Truth be told, Mary has always held a special place in my heart. Before I was baptized in the Spirit in 1971, I think I held Mary on a higher...
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