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<< Saturday, March 23, 2002 >> The Annunciation
Isaiah 7:10-14
Hebrews 10:4-10

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Psalm 40
Luke 1:26-38

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"The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; hence, the holy Offspring to be born will be called Son of God." —Luke 1:35

Christianity is the only religion which believes that God became man. Some religions would even consider the idea of God's Incarnation blasphemous. But we Christians believe the Incarnation is the only hope for the world.

For example, the greatest religion next to Christianity is Judaism. Jesus chose to be a Jew. The Jewish religion realizes there is a very serious problem with the human race. We need a new heart (Ez 36:26). Judaism has recognized sacrifice as the best solution to humanity's problem. However, "it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take sins away" (Heb 10:4). Thus, Judaism has no solution to the human predicament. It can only hope for the Messiah.

The Incarnation is the greatest event in the history of the human race. Thus, most of the world dates its years from the Incarnation. Catholics have traditionally prayed the "Angelus" at morning, noon, and evening to thank the Lord for the Incarnation. When we pray the rosary, we thank the Lord for His Incarnation as we meditate on the first joyful mystery and pray each of the fifty-three "Hail Marys" of the five-decade rosary. We are preoccupied with the Incarnation because it is our only hope.

We Christians should rejoice in the Incarnation always (see Phil 4:4), and, when anyone asks us the reason for this hope of ours, we must be ever ready to reply (1 Pt 3:15).

Prayer: Father, I say with Mary: "I am the servant of the Lord. Let it be done to me according to Your word" (see Lk 1:37).
Promise: "Therefore the Lord Himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall be with Child, and bear a Son, and shall name Him Immanuel." —Is 7:14
Praise: Praise the Word made flesh, God made man! Praise Jesus, our only Hope!
Nihil obstat: Reverend Robert L. Hagedorn, August 18, 2001
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, August 25, 2001
The Nihil obstat and Imprimatur are a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free from doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Nihil obstat and Imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
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