Essentials: Hope, Peace, Joy, Love, Immanuel, Epiphany
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Sermon | God with us, Us with God
Text: Luke 1:39-56
Speaker: Joel Miller
In April 1977 a group of mothers gathered in the Plaza de Mayo outside the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was a demonstration of women whose adult children had gone missing under the current military dictatorship. They demanded the release of their loved ones but were instead expelled from the public square.
This was the first public action of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo. Later that year they decided to join the annual pilgrimage to Our Lady of Lujan, a Basilica with a statue of the Virgin Mary. They wore white headscarves with the names and birth dates of their missing children along with the words “Aparicion con Vida,” “Alive reappearance.” ...