|Duc in altum | CS 2016|
During Advent we are reminded that Mary's 'Amen' led to the Incarnation and birth of the Saviour. Eve, you may recall, was taken from the side of Adam. Jesus, the new Adam, received His human flesh from His Mother, Mary, the new Eve. Christ took upon Himself the sin of the old Adam and destroyed sin and death.
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.—2 Corinthians 5:21
This Lent, perhaps we can find additional moments when we can offer a 'yes' to God's invitation to love our neighbour and to offer corporal and spiritual works of mercy to our brothers and sisters to involve them in the love of God.
You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid.—St. Matthew 5:14
You don’t ask too much from God, you ask too little.—Dr. Margarett Schlientz
(T)o keep me from being too elated, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me, to keep me from being too elated. Three times I appealed to the Lord about this, that it would leave me, but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities for the sake of Christ; for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.—2 Corinthians 12:7-10
Take this, all of you, and drink from it,for this is the chalice of my Blood,the Blood of the new and eternal covenant,which will be poured out for you and for manyfor the forgiveness of sins.Do this in memory of me.