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Let it be done to me

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Two statements of Mary at the time of the annunciation are important for understanding our relationship to God as our Savior. “Let it be done to me” and “I am the maidservant of the Lord.” (Lk 1:38).
 
“LET IT BE DONE TO ME”
 
Two statements of Mary at the time of the annunciation are important for understanding our relationship to God as our Savior. “Let it be done to me” and “I am the maidservant of the Lord.” (Lk 1:38).   
 
The greatest sign God had given us is his Son Jesus Christ who took on flesh for our sake and for our salvation. We see the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy and the unfolding of God’s plan of redemption in the events leading up to the Incarnation, and the birth of the Messiah. The new era of salvation begins with the conception of Jesus in the womb of Mary. This child to be born is conceived by the gracious action of the Holy Spirit upon Mary, who finds favor with God.
 
Two statements of Mary at the time of the annunciation are important for understanding our relationship to God as our Savior. “Let it be done to me” and “I am the maidservant of the Lord.”  First, “Let it be done to me.” Sin came into the world through human free will, and God wanted salvation to come into the world equally through human free will. And so the angel was sent to Mary to seek her consent to the Incarnation. St. Thomas Aquinas taught Mary, like a new Eve, the mother of all the living, gave her consent in the name of the whole human race.  Through Mary consented to salvation in our name, we must confirm that consent, each one of us. God wills the salvation of all people, but he respects human freedom so much that he forces his salvation on no one. God will not give us salvation without our cooperation.
 
But it is not quite that simple. We must remember the second statement of Mary; “I am the maidservant of the Lord.” A maidservant is one who is totally dependent on her master, and Mary in her humility, her honestly, recognized that she was totally dependent on God. As such, not even Mary could have given her consent without God’s grace.
 
God gives us grace and he expects us to respond with the same willingness, obedience, and heart felt trust as Mary did.
 
Points to Pray and Ponder: Sounds Complicated? Yes, Like Mary we should say “Let it be done to me,” but all the while we must realize that, like Mary, we are totally dependent on God…
 
 
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Từ khóa: Lc 1:26-38, mv3, vang-phuc,

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