ANNUNCIATION – THE GOD WHO ALWAYS SPEAKS, ALWAYS CALLS
God never tires of bringing Good News, and whenever he does – something new is born! He announces first to Zechariah the priest and despite the priests lack of faith (!!), John the Baptist is born as the Voice for the Word. He announces to Joseph in a dream, and a new and more challenging dream is born from the shattered pieces of Joseph’s simpler dream of Mary. He announces to Mary and the Divine Son is born, the Word is made Flesh and our Universal Brother comes among us! Later, through Simeon and Anna He announces salvation and Light not just for the Jewish world but for all peoples. And always the Word and the Spirit work together to bring the New-Born into the world – the Word thrills the imagination and the Spirit overshadows and fills the waiting the heart. The God who speaks is the God who takes our flesh, our humanity to Himself and becomes the Emmanuel – God-with-us!