WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25: THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD
Luke 1, 26-38:
“Mary answered, Here is the handmaid of the Lord, let it be done to me according to your word.”
In the middle of Lent we celebrate today the Annunciation of the Lord.
The angel announces to Mary the incarnation of God in her womb and Mary responds with a ” Let it be done “.
We read at the beginning of the book of Genesis how God says “let there be” and creation comes out of nowhere.
But that creation that came out of God’s “LET IT BE” was spoiled by man.
What God was saying was good or very good, man, who in the beginning was very good, was making it bad.
It was necessary to have another “LET IT BE” so that everything, from the womb of Mary, would be good or very good again as it was in the beginning.
In Mary a new creation begins.
In Mary’s womb a New Humanity begins to gestate and, from there, also a new creation according to God’s plan.
Pronounce also today your “LET IT BE” with much faith, with much love, and with much devotion, so that the new creation that began in Mary’s womb may continue to be realized in you and, through you, also in all humanity and in all creation.
Leave your fears behind. Open your heart, like Mary, to God.
Antonio Maria Sanjuan Marin, cmf