Mary’s faith led to unconditional willingness. Sermon for Advent 4, Luke 1:26-55

The Bible tells us very directly & clearly what is blessed about the Blessed Virgin Mary. (Luke 1:45) She believed the Word of the Lord spoken to her. Mary’s blessedness, virginity, purity have very little to with her sexuality or her biology. Her virginity is a symbol of an intimate space which God protected undefiled & pure. Anyone who believes the word of the Lord does so from a space of undefiled purity. Faith is such a space. God has also protected such a space in you. But you will not feel it or know it as if it is at your command. If it was at your command you would defile it. That is also true of Mary. But God gives it & sustains it as a free gift.

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