Serving the Word: Lk 1, 26-38

Luke 1, 26-38:
“I am the handmaid of the Lord,’ said Mary ‘let what you have said be done to me.”

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”.
We read in the beginning of the book of Genesis how God was pronouncing a “Let It Be” and creation came out of nothing.
But that creation which came out of the “Let It Be” of God was entrusted to humanity to destroy it.
What God was saying was good or very good, mankind, who initially was very good, was making it bad.
Another “Let It Be” was necessary so that for everything, from the womb of Mary, would return to being good or very good as it was at the beginning.
In Mary begins a new creation.
In the womb of Mary a New Humanity begins to gestate and, from there, also a new creation according to God’s plan.
Today you too declare your “Let it be” with great faith, with much love, and with a lot of commitment, so that the new creation that began in the womb of Mary may continue in you and, through you, also in the whole of humanity and all of creation.
Leave your fears. Open, like Mary, your heart to God.
Good day.

Antonio Sanjuan Marin, cmf

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