Day 3: How Will This Be?
"How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?" (Luke 1:34)
A perfectly reasonable question from Mary. The coming work of God didn't make any sense. There was no precedent for this. The immaculate conception was an immediate question. We too come to Jesus not with blind faith but with doubts and questions. The call of Christmas is not to blind faith but to eyes-openness to Jesus. Using our intellect, our experiences, our heart, we can experience Jesus.
The model of Alpha allows open questions, doubts, concerns. And, when we open ourselves to God, like those who choose to come on Alpha, with all our questions and conundrums, we come into contact with the work of God.
Alpha is a series of interactive sessions to discuss the Christian faith in an informal, fun and friendly environment. Sign up for next term’s Alpha beginning on 23rd January.