Advent for the Marginalized

Equity for marginalized women, like teen moms, must be seen in light of God’s choosing a marginalized young woman, like Mary, to carry out God’s plan. In the self-emptying act of the incarnation, Jesus answers the problem of injustice to the young, marginalized teen moms. God empties God’s self out and becomes a fragile being, at the mercy and care of young Mary. Jesus laid down power and privilege to be held and nurtured by a teen mom. Mary’s participation in the co-creation of the incarnate Christ was not a matter of Jesus needing a womb to prove his humanity. It was God’s example to humanity of what it looks like to share in abundant love, humility, and social justice to the poor and marginalized.

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