Wednesday 4th week of Lent
Hail, full of grace! 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.” Lk 1
Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord. It is the beginning of the Good News, God's plan of salvation now imminent, the hope of patriarchs and prophets about to be realized. Do you know what's behind this? His love for a sinful world.
He did not love us after we were saved but saved us after we were loved.
The Season of Lent is a special time for us to slow down, look inward and make the necessary changes to truly become an Easter people.