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In "the Christmas parts" in Luke Mary's reaction to many great occurrences is to treasure and ponder them in her heart.

Is there specific significance to this phrasing or is it simply to highlight Mary's humility?

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    I asked the same question on Hermeneutics. – Sola Gratia Dec 25 '18 at 22:55
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    It is possible that Luke records the fact that Mary treasured and pondered over these events because Mary was a primary source of information that Luke drew upon when writing his account of the life and death of Jesus. – Lesley Dec 28 '18 at 17:47
  • I think this is a good question, just needs an "according to whom" to give you a good answer from a denominational perspective (if every priest and pastor in the world doesn't talk about this every advent, I'm not sure what they're doing). Otherwise, follow Sola Gratia's link for the textual meaning. – Peter Turner Jan 9 at 17:23
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I suppose Luke got his information from Mary, and for her to have given them as though quoting them after many years proved she pondered and cherished those words, and was watching out for their fulfilment.

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