December 20 Saturday the Third Week
ISAIAH 7:10-14; LUKE 1:26-38.
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What are you waiting for?
The angel of the Lord was sent to Mary – and to you: “Hail, highly favored one! The Lord is with you.”
We are all “highly favored.” All “blessed among men/women” by Baptism, the blessing of God’s life.
“Do not be afraid, for you have found favor with God.” You may not “conceive in your womb,” but you will give divine life to others. Paul called his converts, “My little children, for whom I am again in the pain of childbirth until Christ is formed in you” (Galatians 4:19). Through your ministry you will “bear sons and daughters,” and you “shall name them ‘Jesus,’” for they will be his body. “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High. Therefore those born of your labor will be called holy, the sons and daughters of God.”
The Alleluia calls Jesus “O Key of David.” Jesus is the key to everything. If we know him we can make him known – and bring him to birth and “full stature” in others (Ephesians 4:13).
So what are you waiting for? You have “become Christ!” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 795).
Be Christ. Learn Christ. Express Christ. Give Christ. Establish his reign.
Pray (all day):
“Lord, do this with me, do this in me, do this through me!
Live and give the life of God. In Christ, as Christ, through Christ.