FOCUS VERSE: Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.31And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus.
SPIRITUAL QUESTIONS: The Christmas season is the epitome of a surprise party. It is filled with the anticipation of putting up the Christmas tree; shopping for presents for family and loved ones; and wrapping each surprise gift. But what about the anticipation of “unwrapping” our own selves through the process of spiritual transformation? How can the gift of “presence” change our relationships with God and others?