The Christmas Season begins tomorrow evening, yet we remain in Advent waiting. Mary left in haste to visit Elizabeth who also was expecting. There was a swiftness to getting the Word to others. In an Advent errand to have a crucifix repaired a local business returned the call on a Sunday. He would make the repair at 'no charge.' Really? Yes, no charge he confirmed to a stranger he'd never met who had a small repair to a wooden crucifix. So it is with God's love and mercy. He gives freely and without cost to have us follow the will of God the father. In return the carpenter had told his family and co-workers. So we too once we receive the Good News go to tell and share with others. Mary took the living word to her cousin whose long waiting ended with a promise. May your Advent waiting this Sunday lead to a promise without end or cost with Christ who has come to repair the world.Until next week-Merry Christmas and Peace!