This Week’s From the Rector

 Thank you for worshiping with us on this Feast of the Annunciation. Today we call to mind the Virgin Mary, how an Angel appeared to her and told her she would conceive a child, her stunned reaction at first and then, upon hearing the Angel’s explanation, exclaimed words of pure, faithful acceptance. I can’t imagine that any of us, being in Mary’s situation, would have acted so calmly and with so much faith. Mary then sings a song or says a prayer, The Magnificat. It is so beautiful, I have no idea how the words came to her in such a state of shock. But that’s the point, isn’t it? She quickly moved from shock to acceptance, to awe and wonder, to thanksgiving for this blessing, this honor she was to receive, learning that God chose HER!

In the same way, everyday, God chooses us! Our lives are somewhat, somewhat like the life of Mary. She lived a life cycle that would be unbelievable if we didn’t believe that Holy Scripture is the Infallible Word of God. This morning, let’s look at Mary’s life and ours and see if we can find commonality. I think you’ll be surprised…

It is my prayer that you are having a meaningful Lenten season and that God is showing himself to you in your heart through the Holy Spirit.

May God bless you as we travel on this Lenten journey together.

John †


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