A Child will be Born

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                                           Nicolas  Poussin. The Annunciation. c.1655

               ♥ March 25, Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord

Luke 1:26-35  NAB  “In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, ‘Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.’

But she 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.’ But 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.’ “

                                                    Humility

Our Lord will hold to what he promised to the humble, when He will exalt them in the same measure that they had been abased and disdained; and to what He promised to the proud,, when He will humble them as much as they had glorified themselves.”  p.36.  

“In dispensing His favors God does not consider men’s power, strength, riches, or physical beauty…It is above all people of humble conditions who progress in the Church of God and abound in spiritual graces.”   p.36. 

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