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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 25, A.D. 2004

Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

Isaiah 7:10-14,8-10
Psalm 40:7-11
Hebrews 10:4-10
Luke 1:26-38

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"The Angel Gabriel Was Sent From God. . ."

God's timing never fails to be amazing. Here we are in the middle of the season of Lent, following Jesus as He makes His way to Jerusalem and ultimately to His passion, and suddenly, as if a flashback in a film, we're taken to where the story began.

This amplifies the pathos of the coming Passion. We see a woman captivated by an angel, in love with God, saying, "Let it be unto to me as you say."

Mary's eternal "Yes" resounds through time and through space as Jesus Christ becomes man and is born for us.

God makes the seasons and the times. He constructed the calendar for us by the way events unfolded. How wonderful then that He inserts this reminder, this focus on the joy of birth and of life in the midst of a season of penance and repentance.

And He does this to give a focus to our repentance. The focus is Jesus Christ and Mary's "Yes" to Him. She had a choice, she could have said "No" and God's plan would have found another route. But she did not. And in saying "Yes" to God, she showed us the path for our life.

Let us join with Mary this wonderful feast day and say "Yes" to God. "Let it be done unto me as you say." For when we surrender our wills and become His servant, only then can we find freedom.

- JuandelaCruz (sriddle415 at yahoo dot com)


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