FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION – FEAST OF HUMANITY’S DIGNITY
The Feasts of Mary, the Mother of Jesus always look two ways! They reflect the wonder of Jesus, they reflect the wonder of being a disciple of the Lord! The doctrine of the Immaculate Conception teaches us that from the first moment of her existence in her mother’s womb, Mary was sinless. Mary yielded to her Redemption, her Redeemer from the beginning of her life. Her whole life was focused on the Father’s gift to the world through her of Jesus. We are all, like Mary, made in the image and likeness of God, carrying the Divine Spirit within us. We are created for wholeness and holiness. The fundamental truth of our human nature (as we see in this Feast of Redeemed Humanity) is that we are whole and holy, filled with God, full of Divine Promise! Sin is not our nature, but Holiness is! Believe in your holiness and joyfully yield, like Mary, to the wonder of God within us Who makes us Whole and Human!