Solemnity of The Annunciation of the Lord: Monday, 8th April, 2024

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Dear Friend in the Lord,

Annunciation of the Lord – Faith: In today’s Gospel, the Angel Gabriel made the annunciation of the Father’s Will that Jesus, His Son, is to be born into our world, through Mary; Chosen as the Mother of the Messiah.  Ponder on, “Mary’s response was deeply humble and totally selfless.  Are we open to God’s Will, especially when they are challenging?

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 1:26-31, 34-35, 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.’

Mary said to the angel, ‘But how can this come about, since I have no knowledge of man?’ The angel answered, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will cover you with its shadow. And so the child will be holy and will be called Son of God.’

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