Greetings on this the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord
Readings: Is 7:10-14; 8:10; PS 40:7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 11; Heb 10:4-10; Lk 1:26-38
Note: The following reflection is taken from the one given last night at Rite of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction on the eve of the annunciation. For those who pray the rosary this should be fairly easily identified.
Annunciation – The Blessed Mother said yes to the Lord for a specific request he made of her to be Mother of God, Theokosis.
Resp: The Lord has a specific request for you. May you also give your fiat to the Lord. His request is only for you as only you can uniquely complete it.
Visitation – Without prompting Mary went to the aid of her cousin Elizabeth.
Resp: When we are open to the Lord we see the world differently. Now the needs of others become clearer and of greater importance to us. The Lord doesn’t even need to ask, we simply do because we can see with the light of the Lord.
Nativity – Mary shares her relationship with the Lord with all who gathered, shepherds and Magi.
Resp: May you share your life with Jesus with others. All your charisms are for sharing.
Jesus in the Temple – Mary worries for Jesus and his Temple. Mary worried for Jesus who worried for the Church/Temple.
Resp: May we worry and pray and help purify by our own lives the Church given to us.
Coronation of Mary – Mary is given the title of Queen (the Kings Mother). Now she prays over the entirety of humanity.
Resp: May we worry and pray and help purify by our own lives the Human Family given to us.
Peace be with you,