Year B- Mother of God – Theotokos – Mary’s Solemnity
Luke 2:16-21 So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the child lying in the manger.
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of JesusThe shepherds had received the visitation of the angels announcing the Good News, that the Savior had been born, the Messiah, the Lord. They were filled with joy with the announcement and hurried to see the newborn child.
As they found me accompanied by Mary my mother and by Joseph, they were blessed with a divine consolation. Their faith increased and they became witnesses of my birth. The light of the world, the savior, had come, and was already shining in their hearts. They left to spread the Good News, they praised and glorified God for the wonderful events that had taken place. Their lives changed from that moment because I started my great work of love on that Holy Night.
The joy of the world was born on that night, God was already among men. This brought unequalled happiness to my blessed mother, the Mother of God, who treasured these things humbly in her heart.
From all eternity The Holy Trinity had decided the moment of the Incarnation. Mary was chosen among all women to be immaculate and holy, the most fitting woman to be the mother of the Word Incarnate.
Eve, the first woman was created sinless but was tempted and committed sin. Mary, the Blessed Virgin, by a special grace of God was conceived free from sin. From the very instant of her conception and by her own holiness she retained that purity therefore reversing the sin of the first woman. This made her worthy to be my mother and to become the new Eve, the mother of the children of God, whose firstborn is the Lord your God and Savior.
I, Jesus, the word of God, was conceived in the purity of her womb to reverse the sin committed by the first parents, therefore I became the new Adam. This was the start of the new creation in the order of Grace. By my sacrifice on the cross I obtained redemption for all humanity, sin was overcome by grace, darkness by light and death by eternal life.
Mary conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, gave birth by the power of God and remained a virgin all her life. She was espoused to Joseph, a very chaste man, a descendant of David, who became her husband in order to accompany and protect Mary and the child according to the plan of God. At no time in her life was there any carnal union with Joseph, since she was chosen to be the spouse of the Holy Spirit, the Mother of God the Son, and the perfect daughter of God the Father.
She became not only the Mother of God, but by divine decree the mother of all the living in the new order of creation. They are those who are borne not of the desires of the flesh, but of the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit, those who by my power become the children of God.
My mother is an incarnation of humility and purity, in her is fulfilled the prophesy, Genesis 3:15 “I will place enmity between you (the devil) and the woman (Mary), and your seed and her seed: she shall crush your head, and you shall lie in wait for her heel.”
My mother has total power against the powers of evil, she shares that power and fills with her grace all those who humbly accept her as their heavenly mother and seek her protection and help.
The shepherds found me with Mary, those who venerate my mother will find me with her always, because Mary is the Ark of the Covenant, the most worthy temple of the Holy Trinity.
Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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