How can this be? A "virgin shall be with Child" (Mt 1:23). "It is by the Holy Spirit that she has conceived this Child" (Mt 1:20). Although it has been over two thousand years since Mary's virginal conception, the shock of it should still be as stunning as if it were headlined on the front page of today's newspaper.
How can this be? A pregnant virgin is impossible, a total contradiction in terms. Such an event was unprecedented in human history up to Mary's conception of Jesus, and has never happened since. Shouldn't this be the lead story on tonight's news programs?
For several months preceding this teaching, supermarket tabloids have heralded the impending birth of a baby to a homosexual woman and her female partner, a famous celebrity. When this baby was born, the birth was heralded by press conferences, tabloid headlines, and prime coverage on evening news. It was billed as a notable and "unusual" birth. Yet something as newsworthy and unusual as a virgin birth is swept under the rug by the national media! How can this be?
In seven days, we will celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Baby conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary. Will Jesus receive front-page treatment in your life?