The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary : Saturday, 22nd August 2020

Daily Word Of God

Luke 1:26b-27a, 28-32, 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. He went in and said to her, ‘Rejoice, you who enjoy God’s favour! The Lord is with you.’ Mary 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.’

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.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

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

  • Mary was deeply disturbed at the angel’s greeting because she was not aware that she had won the Lord’s favour. This is a sign of true humility.


  • It is Mary’s humility that enabled her to say ‘yes’ to the Lord’s request    to bear the Son of God. The Queenship of Mary is a celebration of Mary’s humility that made her worthy to be bestowed with this great title and honour by the Church.


  • Let us remember Mary’s humility and to serve the Lord single-mindedly and without expecting any reward.