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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Annunciation, Mary’s Yes!

Be It Done To Me According To Your Will

Reading of the Annunciation Luke: 1:26-38

In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, and coming to Mary, he said, “Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.” 
How did God greet you when you first awoke to his message?

Mary was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” 
Were you afraid and did you ponder what was in your heart?

Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?” And the angel said to her in reply, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. And behold, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived* a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren; for nothing will be impossible for God.” 
How did you respond to the call of God and the mission being entrusted to you?

“Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.”

Annunciation Song
Marty Haugen

Hail Mary Prayer
Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.
Blessed art you among women
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

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