Monday, March 26, 2007

Annunciation


This year the Annunciation was moved to the 26th since Sundays of Lent take precedence.

At the Annunciation, Mary began her unique relationship with Jesus, her Son and the Son of God. The Gospel says that she was puzzled by the angel's greeting. What was she thinking of just then? We don't know, but we do know that she resolved to say yes to God's plan. With that "yes" she began a lifelong journey, but she took it one step at a time.

Recently when I went to confession the priest said, "We give up everything for Jesus, then we forget to have a relationship with him." I had to laugh, because sometimes I can get so caught up in the everyday details of life that I forget about Jesus.

Mary, help us always to grow into an ever deeper relationship with you and your Son Jesus.

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