The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.-- Psalm 98:2
Mass readings: Acts 10:25-26,34-35,44-48 / 1 John 4:7-10 / John 15:9-17
The word incarnation comes from the Latin incarnates or incarnare, which means, ''to make flesh.'' For as long as we've tried to comprehend the mystery of a God-made-man, theologians have termed it the scandal of the incarnation. A God who chose to come into the world in the form of a baby! It's startling and humbling, overwhelming and intimate. No longer a God out there, somewhere, commanding creation. But a God Who, as today's second reading emphasizes: ''sent his only Son into the world so that we might have life through him.''
As the first person to hear the outrageous news of the incarnation, Mother Mary reminds me the only response upon hearing this Good News need be: I am the Lord's servant -- let it be.
Prayer: Let it be done to me according to Your word.