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Monday, March 31, 2008

Feast of the Annunciation

It is difficult to find an image that resembles my own picture of the Angel Gabriel appearing to Mary to ask her to be the Mother of Jesus.This one will have to do.
The feast was changed this year because of Easter week, but it is such a special feast as this is the moment that, as my "Living with Christ" says, "binds God to humanity forever." God becomes man! Mary is the chosen one; her generous and trusting response is an example for us. May we be able always to say, "Be it done to me according to your word."
To reflect upon today is a quote from St. Bede:
"A soul that has believed has both conceived and bears the Word of God and declares God's works. Let the spirit of Mary be in each of you, so that your soul rejoices in God." That is what we want to do today: rejoice in God!

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