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8th December 2018 Saturday 1st Week of Advent - Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Genesis 3:9-15,20, Ephesians 1:3-6, Luke 1:26-38
“What you have said be done to me”
What does this Feast speak to us about our lives today?

Like Mary, we too are chosen and called to make our lives instruments of bringing God’s life and love to the world. Despite our personal weaknesses and struggles, may we too speak the words of Mary and make them our own prayer to God, “...let what you have said be done to me.” With trust, we know that we exist to live for God and to let Him use our lives as His instruments of love

Question for reflection:
1) How can Mary teach me to trust God more and let Him use my life for His purpose?

God, then, is the Father of the created world and Mary the mother of the re-created world. God is the Father by whom all things were given life, and Mary the mother through whom all things were given new life. For God begot the Son, through whom all things were made, and Mary gave birth to him as the Saviour of the world. Without God’s Son, nothing could exist; without Mary’s Son, nothing could be redeemed.



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