Mary, the mother of our Lord, Christ Jesus, is more than a cultural icon or a theological justification for chastity. She proclaimed the hope of generations past and of those who live at the margins of society: God shall be faithful to the promise of mercy to the lowly and justice to haughty and proud. Through the fruit of her womb, she would give birth to this hope, a son who shall come to bring to our memory, God’s promised graces for our life together. The designation of Mary as the Theotokos, the God-bearer, only serves to guide our faith towards its very object: the Son of God, Jesus Christ, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. Candidate for Ordination, Sergio Rodriguez, will be preaching on Luke 1:46-55, the Magnificat, for worship on Sunday.
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