Mystery Meditation

The angel appeared to Mary...he said, "Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you." ..."Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. ...Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word."

 

 Before Hail Mary

  1.  God chose to take on the form of a lowly creature.
  2.  He allow a creature to decide whether to accept his plan
  3.  He is farther above us then we are above a microbe he took on our form
  4.  This is when the word was made flesh
  5.  He who can hold all in his infinite mind took on a human mind.
  6.  Mary who could be stoned for being with  child said Yes to God.
  7.  When I hear the call of God Will I say yes?
  8.  Are there things that I am to proud to do?
  9.  Can I love enough to give up something that others can have more?
  10.  Mary brought Jesus to us Will I bring him to others?

 

luke 1 26-38

the angel appeared to Mary in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, "Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you." But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end." But Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?" And the angel said to her in reply, "The holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. And behold, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren; for nothing will be impossible for God."

 Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word."