Immaculate Conception of Mary: Wednesday 8th December, 2021

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

God’s Personal Love: In today’s Gospel, Jesus the “Good Shepherd” willingly leaves the ninety-nine sheep to look for the “lost sheep”.  He rejoices when it is found.  Ponder on, “God’s Love for everyone is Personal, Merciful and Compassionate.  He Wills that all peoples be “saved from sins that destroy the gift of Eternal 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. Listen! 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 for ever and his reign will have no end.’

     ‘I am the handmaid of the Lord’ said Mary, ‘let what you have said be done to me.’ And the angel left her.