December 17, 2020
I will be preaching this weekend. Here is a sneak peek at a portion of my homily that addresses the familiar gospel reading of The Annunciation and Mary’s adherence to an obedience of faith:
Mary was told, “You will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus.”
She did not come back with, “That’s impossible!” Instead, her faith allowed her to assume it was possible because that is what the angel sent by God had told her. She trusted the word of God.
She assumed with faith, so her question came from a place of faith, “How can this be?” she asked. In other words, I accept that what you are telling me is true, can you give me more information? Can you lead me to a deeper understanding?