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dc.contributor.authorHauser, Dick, S.J.en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 244en_US
dc.description.abstractThe angel said to Mary, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God." Mary said in reply, "Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me -- "fiat mihi" -- according to your word."||For ages after, this moment has been enshrined in Christian creeds very simply: "Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary."|Why this moment, this Incarnation of God? Athanasius quoting Ireneus gives the classic Christian belief: "God became human, so humans could become God." How is this possible?|Jesus is conceived by the Holy Spirit, and each of us, in baptism, is born again of water and the Spirit -- the very same Spirit of Jesus! For us the promise and challenge of the Annunciation-Incarnation mystery is our personal "fiat" to this Spirit, inviting the Spirit to be the guiding wisdom and energizing power of our lives -- just as it was for Jesus. Then we become in fact -- not just in name -- the Body of Christ for our communities, incarnating the presence of Jesus for our world.|And Mary, the mother of Jesus, becomes in fact -- not just in name -- our mother as we allow the Spirit of her son Jesus to abide in our hearts and bring us to full stature in her son.|Then is the true promise of the Incarnation of the Lord realized: "God became human, so humans could become God!"en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for Monday, March 26, 2001: 4th week in Lent.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.program.unitVP for Academic Affairsen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorHauser, Richard J., S.J.en_US 4en_US
dc.subject.local1Isaiah 65:17-21en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-12a, 13ben_US
dc.subject.local4John 4:43-54en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US Ien_US

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