Archive for September 7, 2014

On Today’s Gospel

Posted: September 7, 2014 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Can you imagine being born without the taint of sin? Pure and unblemished? A Holy child of God destined for the opportunity to bring God Himself into the world of men? And yet having the free Will to sin and to reject His Will if one so chooses? To carry the piercing burden of knowing the hearts of men and still continue to love and guide them all towards repentance; so that they may have life with the Holy Trinity, one God?

O Mary blessed mother of Jesus and mother to us all we love and thank you for all you have done and continue to do. By your yes to God, of which we all strive to emulate; Jesus is with us. And through Him we are set free to live, love and serve our heavenly Father and one another.

We your children wish you a blessed happy birthday!

Glory and Praise be to your Son, our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Feast

FIRST READING
Micah 5:1–4a

Gospel
Matthew1:18–23

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly. Such was his intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the Holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:

Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,

which means “God is with us.”