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Mary dissipates

In the Gospel of Luke 1:35-38 we will be reflecting on the humility, in particular, the submission in Mary's spirit when she responded to the angel in this way: Behold the servant of the Lord; be done with me according to your word. For example; Are you currently facing an unexpected situation that you don't know how to solve? Are you going through economic problems? Do you suffer anguish and fear for having to leave your home country? Have you experienced the immense pain of losing a loved one? Of course, at no time should we promote the image of a submissive and bent Mary to the whims of men, much less to injustices.
Mary is a paradigm of a discipleship of obedience to God.

Did you know that Jesus' mother, Mary, faced all these problems throughout her life? The way she faced them and surpassed them is an excellent example for all of us. Without a doubt, Mary submitted to God's will because she had a solid faith that she would take care of her. Hence his answer to the angel: Here is the servant of the Lord; be done with me according to your word. As we see, she esteemed so much that spiritual privilege that she was willing to face any difficulty that arose. Maria's life was not a bed of roses.
She also suffered serious economic troubles and even had to flee her homeland, because she was poor and emigrant. But the most painful moment in Mary's life, according to the biblical account, was yet to come. She had to see how they rejected, tortured and murdered her beloved son. Did Mary allow these problems to take her away from her relationship with God? No way. May I today say the same words that Mary said to God: Behold your servant; be done with me according to your word. This my brothers and sisters is a beautiful paradigm of discipleship for a church and for us personally.
Blessings Fr. Luis +

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Friday, December 20, 2019 - 10:15

Ministry at the time of Coronavirus (Covid 19): Prevent, cure and accompany

Now we have to shape what some have started calling; The Church at Home. Although I keep asking myself; What do those who do not have a home do? For this reason, at the same time, I am declaring today in our Holyrood Church a Lenten day of prayer, fasting and reading the Bible in the Time of the Coronavirus.

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