Thursday, December 20, 2012


O Clavis David
O Key of David
And Scepter of the house of Israel
You open and no man dares shut,
You shut and no man dares open--
Come, deliver from the chains of prison him who sits in darkness and in the shadow of death.

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This morning's reading at Mass was the Annunciation. The angel appears to Mary, blessed, favored, full of grace, and tell her that she will be the mother of the Savior of the world. 
And Mary said to the angel: How shall this be done, because I know not man? And the angel answering, said to her: The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee. And therefore also the Holy which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.                         Luke 1:34-35
And then the angel comes to us, you see us over there on the left side of the picture, and he tells us that we will bear the Son of God and we are agonized, "How can this be," we say, "for we have known man. We have known him in all of his degradation, and we have cooperated with him in his degradation? And the angel tells us that nothing is impossible with God.

Jesus says to us, "Take and eat," and we say, "Amen, so be it, fiat," and the Holy Ghost comes upon us and the power of the Most High overshadows us, and the Savior of the world is born in us again. 

Lord I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof. Say but the word and my soul shall be healed.

Photo: Dawn Likens

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