Saturday, March 25, 2006
THE ANNUNCIATION & INCARNATION OF JESUS CHRIST
Every year this feast [The Annunciation] recalls anew Mary's reply to God's angelic messenger: "Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done unto me according to thy word."
A virgin conceives a Son, [The Incarnation] God becomes man, sin becomes a "happy fault."
God is in love with mankind and love is seldom bound to the ordinary. Every work of the Creator is called to perfection, and perfection consists in obedience.
The heavens and the earth obediently announce the glory of God, but to human beings alone God granted a free will to serve Him.
History is witness to God's frequent entry into the course of mankind's destiny. The climax: God sends His Son to turn the course of human history God-ward!
At the Annunciation, the obedience of Mary brought Christ down on earth to save fallen humanity. We, too, are called upon to co-operate with the Creator. The glory of God awaits our human word of obedient consent.
Both Christ and Mary said to the Father: "Not my will, but Yours be done!" Let us join our obedient lips to theirs, for the glory of God!
[Adapted from the 'Daily Missal of the Mystical Body']
God saves me, Jesus enlightens me, the Holy Spirit is my life, thus I fear nothing.