Maryâ€™s Magnificat reminded us that God â€œhas filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty.â€ (Luke 1:6-55.)
However, long before I could understand those words, it was my Aunt Jean who filled the hungry. In other words, filled me. On this fourth Sunday of Advent, with Maryâ€™s song launched at hearts with the sharp spear of hope, my memories wander to my Aunt Jeanâ€™s Christmas confections.
Which is to say, the fudge of Christmas past. Continue reading →