January 1: MARY, THE MOTHER OF JESUS CHRIST, GOD, OUR LORD AND SAVIOR!

MARY, THE MOTHER OF JESUS CHRIST, GOD, OUR LORD AND SAVIOR!

The Sacred Scriptures are eloquent enough to demonstrate that Mary is the Mother of God, through the wonderful mystery of the Incarnation of Our Lord, who took flesh in the womb of Mary.

During the Annunciation, Archangel Gabriel clearly stated in Luke 1:30-33.35:

““Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. And behold you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there will be no end…

“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.”

With Our Lady’s generous response to God’s plans, this came into reality.

St. Luke relates the Birth of Our Lord in Lk 2:1–14:

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town. And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flock. The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear. The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

Our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Son of God, Perfect God and Perfect Man, was born of the Virgin Mary, and is without doubt the Savior announced by the Angel to the shepherds. For those who read the Scriptures without prejudice, clearly, Mary is the Mother of God.

Elizabeth exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” Luke 1:42-43.

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