Among the preacher types there is something of a rant about the Mark Lowry song, “Mary did you know.” Several of my friends are insistent “of course Mary knew. That is the whole point to the visit of Gabriel.” I guess I am willing to grant the point that Mary did know, even if she was unsure what it was all about. For me the real point is do we? Do we really know all that this notion of Emmanuel means for us? This week we draw our reflection on the idea of God With Us to a close with the reminder that God With Us Brings Love. I hope you will join us.