8.12.06

Mary's doubtless YES...

In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth. He was sent to a young virgin who was betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the family of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.

The angel came to her and said, "Rejoice, full of grace, the Lord is with you." Mary was troubled at these words, wondering what this greeting could mean.
But the angel said, "Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you. You shall conceive and bear a son and you shall call him Jesus. He will be great and shall rightly be called Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the kingdom of David, his ancestor; he will rule over the people of Jacob forever and his reign shall have no end."

Then Mary said to the angel, "How can this be if I am a virgin?" And the angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore, the holy child to be born shall be called Son of God. Even your relative Elizabeth is expecting a son in her old age, although she was unable to have a child, and she is now in her sixth month. With God nothing is impossible."

Then Mary said, "I am the handmaid of the Lord, let it be done to me as you have said." And the angel left her.


---Luke 1:26-38


*****today is Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

4 comments:

Shoshana said...

Hi Eve,

how do you celebrate this feast?

That's one thing I missed from the Philippines, the round of feasts.

ghee said...

Thanx for reminding me,Ev.

Amen to that :)

Ann said...

Alam mo minsan nasa clinic ako at naghihintay ng doktor, may mga babasahing pang Islam doon sa table so kumuha ako ng isa. Nagulat ako sa laman at kwento because it's all about the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Sabi ko nga nasa Koran din yata yon. Di pa kasi ako nakakabasa ng Koran.

ev said...

shoshana,
we simply celebrate mass for the feast..a thanksgiving mass offered to Mama Mary.
..i know many filipinos surely miss feasts in the Phils...thanks shan!

ghee,
your welcs! mis u fren..


ann,
talaga ann? ang sarap naman pakinggan...at least alam natin na hindi naman pala malayo ang paniniwala natin sa ibang religion...nice to hear that ann.