Friday, July 04, 2008

The Annunciation

Today being the birthday of our great nation, it occurs to me to reflect on a Birthday which occurred over 2,000 years ago ~ and it all started on the day of Our Lady's Annunciation. Everything hinged on Her Fiat to God's request that She be the Mother of His only-begotten Son.
I have always wondered how that must have felt to Her...to be chosen by the Almighty Father of all creation to be the only woman ever created who would be so honored.
She, being a Daughter of the Jewish nation, waiting all Her life for the Savior to come, just like all the Jews who had gone before...did She suspect that it would all depend on Her answer to one question? The most important question ever asked in the history of the world...and where would we be if it weren't for Her complete humility and selflessness?!?
Since She has been called the Patroness of our nation, I pray that She is looking down upon us today from Heaven above and blessing us with all the good graces that God will allow Her to bestow. All of this comes to Her under Her title of the Immaculate Conception ~ Her own unique condition of being that preserves Her soul from all corruption of sin ~ may She, by the permission She received from Her divine Son, shower upon us all the continued protection and grace that is in Her power to grant to us.

May we all be grateful for that love and blessing and may we all show that gratitude by being the very best we can be! God save us, and our great nation under Him!!!

5 comments:

Micki said...

Hi Jenn, It's been too long since I read your blog. I'm so sorry to hear about your broken leg. Because your avatar is our Lady of Mt. Carmel, and today is her feast day...I'd like to wish you blessing and special graces from her to you.
I'm only sorry you can't blog more frequesntly.

Micki said...

Hi again,
Woops....I made a mistake. You have Our Mother of Perpetual Help not Our Lady of Mt. Carmel...oh well, same loving Mother :-)

~~JennD.'J.M.J.'~* said...

hi Micki ~
you are too funny,lol... :)
I wish I could blog more often too! I do plan to write more; I really enjoy it and the few readers I have seem to enjoy it (I don't really know why).
My leg is doing quite well, but there is still a hairline fracture ~ even after 19 weeks ~ and I still use the shillelagh.
As far as Our Lady, and of course Her divine Son ~ and all Their blessings ~ I have had more than my share of attention from Them over the years. And I am eternally grateful...to Them and to you. :)

Just Passing Through said...

Hi. I stumbled across your blog while using GOOGLE to research the novena of "Mary Undoer (or Untier) of Knots". I really enjoyed reading your posts as they are very thought provoking. My mom would be proud as she is always doing her best to get me more into all things Catholic and/or religious. Reading your entries made me take a look at my life and consider reevaluating my priorities. I plan to continue visiting your blog spot and just wanted to let you what a good job you are doing with it.

~~JennD.'J.M.J.'~* said...

Hi there! That is so sweet of you to say that! :)
You are lucky to have such a good mother and I hope you continue to show her how much you love her by being a good Catholic. I'm sure nothing would please her more!
Feel free to visit my Blog all you like; I am really happy you have found me here ~ and email me if you want to, anytime!
Take care and God bless you always!