Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Monday 9th December 2019

Daily Word Of God

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.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Mary’s great trust and love for God led her to respond unreservedly to doing His Will although she was deeply disturbed by the angel’s message.


  • Many of us find it difficult to trust God totally because of our painful experiences and prejudiced thinking. However, the reality of our faith is that God will always give us all the graces we need to deepen our faith in Him.


  • Do you believe in this Truth? Ask Mary, the perfect model of faith and trust in God, to teach us how to have greater trust and faith in Him.