Antoni Bigcuore *Date: 04.04.2016,2ª fair, at 10.21 hoursLocation: São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
In Catholic Christian liturgy today, the Church makes memory of the Annunciation Jesus. Gospel is expected in Luke 1, verses 26-38, "in verbis":
"At that time, the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph. He was a descendant of David, and the name of the Virgin was Mary. The angel came to her and said, "Rejoice, full of grace, the Lord is with you!"
Mary was troubled by these words and began to think what would be the meaning of the greeting. The angel then said to him: "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David. He will reign forever on the descendants of Jacob, and his kingdom will have no end. "
Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, if I know not a man?" The angel answered, "The Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will cover you with its shadow. So the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. Also Elizabeth, your relative, has conceived a son in her old age. This is already the sixth month of what was considered sterile, because for God nothing is impossible. " Then Mary said, "Behold the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word! "And the angel departed. " ( 1 )
REFLECTION A. BIGCUORE: Thanks to the "fiat" (make up) Mary, humanity has been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. God sends his Son Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word, (the Greek logos, meaning word), the human face of God, to be revealed to all humanity the infinite love of God the Father.
And to this magnificent work, he needs a human uterus to embody and Mary, poor girl of Nazareth, was chosen from thousands and thousands of others. It was up to the Archangel Gabriel, advertise the fact. "Rejoice, full of grace, the Lord is with you." You will conceive and give birth to a son, and they shall call his name Jesus. " (Jesus means: God saves!).
Mary, stunned, half scared, after the Angel soothed, said to him: "Behold the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed.Many of our brothers evangelicals, poorly trained for their "shepherds," do not understand the Maria Santissima mission in God's Father salvation project.
Even Martin Luther, the founder of Protestantism, he who was Benedictine monk, (few evangelicals know it!), Accept Mary as intercessor and Mother of God and humanity; He never preached or wrote something against it.
Mary is no goddess, but it is the FIRST CHRISTIAN AND HIS SON JESUS CHRIST Disciple and most Intercessory. For her heart it gets easier the Heart of Jesus and, therefore, to God the Father heart.
"I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father except through Me. " The thought of the Master, not VOID intercessory action of Mary! Never !, because it is the intercessor of ALL THANKS! So, for her heart reaches the heart of Jesus and for this, one comes to the Father Heart of God.
Therefore, the arguments of the Protestants are fragile and sophistic.Let us not forget that every human being, born of a woman's womb !!! And God himself, has a feminine side, according to some Christian theologians. Frei Vella, for example, the island of Malta, close to the south of Italy, in one of his books, he said. The side of compassion, affection, solidarity, are from this feminine side of God.
That this day, let us ask Mary to extend his sacred mantle, about our country, Brazil, to overcome as best as possible the crisis in which we live. God, through Mary, may raise GOOD MEN, new authentic leaders that can assist us in overcoming the crisis that political, economic and social. ALL FOR JESUS. NOTHING WITHOUT MARY!
A happy and holy week to all Christians and people of good will! "May the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and thoughts in Christ Jesus." (Apostle Paul).
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