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Doctrines & Morals
 
 
Homilies/Reflections

He will Reign forever
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK

Ish 7:10-14, Lk. 1:26-38. The prophet Isaiah may have had another male offspring of the royal Davidic family in mind when he gave the prophecy concerning the birth from a virgin as recorded in today's first reading. He might have prophesied the future birth of the good king named Hezekiah, born of a young, unmarried woman. The Holy Spirit has the ability to allow the word of God to take on a more important meaning than the prophets originally had thought. Isaiah prophesy about a time when the human ruler would manifest God’s presence in a way not done by the present king, Ahaz. Through this prophesy, the prophet Isaiah enjoins everyone to trust in God and believe that God is working in their midst. It is the revelation of the plan of God for the salvation for His people and everything that He had willingly done for our sake, out of His ever most generous love for us, without exception. He willingly became incarnate in the flesh, to be born as a Man, in Jesus Christ, the Son of Man and Son of God, to offer on our behalf, as our Eternal High Priest, the perfect and worthy offering for the atonement of our sins.

All these came to the willingness of Mary, who listened to the wonderful goodnews revealed by the Archangel Gabriel, revealing before her what she would become, that is to be the Mother of God, to be the bearer of the Holy One of God. Today's account of the Annunciation story concludes with Mary’s total response of acceptance as she gives herself over to God’s purpose for her life: “I am the handmaid of the Lord, let what you have said be done to me.” The Annunciation story is full of splendid promise, radiant with a bright future. God’s messenger tells of a coming Saviour: “He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High… He will reign forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” Setting these lines alongside all the other echoes of joy in Luke’s opening chapters, we have the happy prospect of a God who wants every human being to be saved, to have a share in God’s own endless fullness of life. By the power of the Holy Spirit, she would bear the Son of God conceived in her womb in the flesh. Through her, God’s love becomes manifest, tangible and visible to us and by her active cooperation in the works of God’s salvation, Mary brought the Saviour into this world.

May the Lord throw down the walls of hatred between nations, clear the way for those who work for peace, help us to overcome our pride and raise us from the depths of our weakness! Amen! Good morning and have a fruitful week!!!

 
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