Advent 3rd Week (Year B) : Wednesday 20th December 2023

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Mary – God’s Plan of Salvation”: In today’s Gospel, the Angel Gabriel announced God’s Will to Mary; that she is chosen to be the Mother of the Messiah.  Mary, accepted God’s Will with great humility and trust in God’s Protective Care, as she risked being “stoned to death” in public.  Ponder on, “Do we put God’s Will before our fears and false securities of our life?”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 1:26-33, 38

The angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the House of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. He went in and said to her, ‘Rejoice, you who enjoy God’s favour! The Lord is with you.’

She was deeply disturbed by these words and asked herself what this greeting could mean, but the angel said to her, ‘Mary, do not be afraid; you have won God’s favour. Look! You are to conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you must name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David; he will rule over the House of Jacob forever and his reign will have no end.’

Mary said, ‘You see before you the Lord’s servant, let it happen to me as you have said.’ And the angel left her.