FRIENDS EXCHANGE THE BEST
Birth and growth of Jesus, the son of God
ANNOUNCEMENT - THE ANGEL ANNOUNCES MARY THAT SHE WILL BE THE MOTHER OF THE SON OF GOD - YES ...
We contemplate the announcement of the angel Gabriel to Our Lady and the incarnation of the word of God in her womb. "Here is the handmaid of the Lord, let it be done to me according to your word" - here we see in Mary the divestment, humility, love for God and self-giving.
Meditation: Today the Lord calls us to say yes to Jesus; be born in our hearts in our lives, give meaning to our earthly life and accept God's plan for our salvation.
MARIA VISITS HER Cousin IZABEL ELDERLY WHO WAS PREGNANT TO JOÃO BATISTA - ANNOUNCING THE GOOD NEWS…
We contemplate the visitation of Our Lady to Santa Isabel. “And leaving in a hurry, she went to the mountains to stay with her cousin, who was already old, pregnant”…. Isabel greets her: You are blessed ... how can I deserve that the MOTHER of my Lord comes to visit me, when you entered the door the child jumped in my womb. Mary replies: "My Soul glorifies the Lord ... My spirit rejoices in God My Savior!"
Humility and self-giving in favor of the most needy; today God calls us to work in his vineyard, get out of our comfort and look for those in need; not only of bread, but of love, support and knowledge of the word of the Lord.
JESUS IS BORN IN A GROUP, IN BELÉM.
We contemplate the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. Such a great and powerful God comes to us ... the word of God becomes flesh, comes out of his divinity and becomes a poor mortal like us in everything but sin.
Jesus shows us that nothing we have or possess in this world matters, compared to what is to come ... the most important: eternal life. The pride of an angel who wanted to be God generated sin. And the wages of sin is death ... ... humility is the key to all our salvation, purity of heart, sincere surrender to God is obedience, and the wages of obedience is eternal life. For whoever believes in myself that dies, I will raise him up.
PRESENTATION OF JESUS TO THE TEMPLE
We contemplate the presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple and the Purification of Our Lady. A sword of pain will pierce your Heart.
Presenting our hearts to the Lord so that he can circumcise and remove that skin that prevents the action of the Holy Spirit in our lives. And even if in our walk with the Lord a sword penetrates our soul, we can by the power of his Holy Spirit see the salvation that comes from Jesus.
THE LOSS AND ENCOUNTER OF JESUS IN JERUSALEM
We contemplate Jesus' loss and reunion at the Jerusalem temple. Mary and Joseph lost Jesus as a boy at the age of 12 in Jerusalem and after three days of pain and suffering they find him in the temple among doctors of the law teaching the Father's doctrine.
Sacred Scripture is the way to find Jesus, when we get lost or deviate from that path, the consequence is pain and suffering. In the daily search for reading, studying and reflecting on the Bible, we can seek the encounter or the reunion with Our Lord and then live these words and teachings as soon as possible. And, like Jesus, grow in obedience and take care of the Father's things. Take Jesus and a hug in your heart.