MEDITATION AS A PREPARATION FOR THE SOLEMNITY OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE B.V.M., March 25, 2014

Mary

The Solemnity of the Annunciation is a feast of our human union with our Creator on a level we can not fully grasp as we live in the full context of our daily lives and duties. Yet it is precisely in the intimacy of God and man that we can ponder and grasp to some extent the profound mystery that God shows us compassion for the sin of our first parents and all of mankind since that moment of humans wanting to be god, grasping at it by eating the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden and then see themselves as naked.

The knowledge gained from eating the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden was the knowledge that truly stripped mankind of the childlikeness which allowed all to relate without being deceived by the evil one.

Once the threshold of innocence is crossed one needs to be helped to set all things right. This means that human beings can try all they want but the full achievement of oneness with the pure and loving Triune God can only be reached by God leaning down to us and becoming one with us, thus God becomes man so that man can become one with God.

In nine months the entire world, even those who would resist the truth of the "word becoming flesh and living among us" shall sing songs that touch deep in the minds and hearts of the sentiments most cannot run from. It is the reality that God became a baby so that in this lowly state the majority of mankind embraces, kisses and cradles the little one in a movement almost feeling uncontrolled.

The fruit of the tree opens us all to see ourselves in our naked weakness, our total dependence that righteousness is all gift of the Creator and all creatures will know right and wrong because God allows this to reveal His power of holiness settling those who surrender to the truth that man cannot be free until each and all surrender to the truth of reliance on God to the level of truth that all that we are and all that we could ever hope to be is simply the gift of God. Healing the rupture and living among us, now dwelling within us, so the everlasting Love, compassion and grace remains great and redeeming.

How blest are those who acknowledge that the Annunciation is the acceptance of the Incarnation Who brings us each to the Cross so as to bring us to the over coming death so as to rise in complete knowing that the humble YES of Mary is our yes for always living in the way we become free by "doing whatever He tells us".

For all the time yet to come, may we all return to praying the Angelus so that taken into this truth which sets us free may we each realize that freedom is not free but is ours because the Son of the Father came to be one of us so that in the Father and the Spirit we may always live right and be holy in His sight.

Micah encourages well for those who revel in sin: 6:8-9 He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God? The voice of the LORD will call to the city-- And it is sound wisdom to fear Your name: "Hear, O tribe. Who has appointed its time?" - Then read on to the end of Micah and see that clothed in God, intimate in communion, one glories in the word made flesh.