Angelus--Luke 1:28-32


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Reflection:

It is the Archangel, Gabriel, who appeared to Mary to ask her willingness to be the mother of Christ. Gabriel also invites each one of us to be spiritual mothers - in the sense that we too, whether male or female, have been chosen by God to give birth to Christ in our own lives. As with Mary, God also seeks our willingness to be a bearer of the Christ life. We give birth to the Christ life as Mary did, through living our lives in faith and trust in the divine purpose in all the events of our lives, even when we do not understand them or when they cause us suffering.

Mary also allowed the Holy Spirit to come upon her and we too allow the Spirit of God to transform us through the workings of God’s grace so that we become holy, as Christ is holy.

As your listen: Open your heart to God’s invitation to you to be a bearer of the Christ life. Hear the angel’s words as addressed to you as well as to Mary. When the song ends, take time to pray your ‘fiat’, surrendering yourself to the workings of God’s loving purpose in your life.

Angel Message:
You have been chosen by God
to bear the Christ Life.

Angelus–Luke 1:28-32

Do not be afraid, the Lord is with you.
Woman, you are blessed, for the Lord is with you.
You’ve been chosen by God the Most High
to bear His only Son
and the name which you must give Him is
Jesus, Jesus.

Do not be afraid, the Lord is with you.
Woman, you are blessed, for the Lord is with you.
The Holy Spirit will come upon you
and you will bear a son
and the child which will be born will be
Holy, Holy.

Do not be afraid, the Lord is with you.
Woman, you are blessed, for the Lord is with you.
You’ve been chosen by God the Most High
to bear His only son
and the name which you must give Him is
Jesus, Jesus.


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