MARY, MOTHER OF GOD
Birth is a miracle from God. Every mother of a newborn can look down with awe at the new life she cradles in her arms. She might ask her child, “Where did you come from, little one?” She might say the words of poet Maureen Hawkins:”Before you were conceived, I wanted you. Before you were born, I loved you. Before you were here an hour, I would give my life for you.”
Today’s Gospel of Luke describes this in one sentence: “Mary treasured all these things and reflected on them in her heart.” We marvel at Mary, the Mother of God, a teenager from Nazareth. She gave birth to a tiny baby who was also God. It is a miracle within a miracle.
Deacon Dick Folger