Lenten Saints

Reflections on the Annunciation (Isa. 7:10-14, Luke 1:26-38)

But, the question asked by Gabriel of Mary, the assignment given by Gabriel to Mary, the object of Mary’s service is in many ways the same question, the same assignment, and the same object of service asked of us.  We certainly aren’t being asked to become pregnant with the very Word of God, but are asked to bring God into the world. We may not be asked to give a literal birth to the Incarnate Deity, but we are asked to make God real and present in this world.