Monday, December 24, 2007

The Evangelist Mary


I think this sums up a great deal of the Holy Father's understanding of evangelisation, it is from yesterdays Angelus talk

Mary is the incomparable model of evangelization, she who did not communicate an idea to the world but rather Jesus, the incarnate Word. Let us invoke her with confidence so that also the Church in our time proclaims Christ the Savior. Every Christian and every community feels the joy of sharing with others the good news that God so loved the world to give his only begotten Son so that the world might be saved through him. This is the authentic meaning of Christmas, that we must always rediscover and live intensely.

3 comments:

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Beautiful post...

Carolina Cannonball said...

Mery Christmas, Fr. Blake.

On the side of the angels said...

His Holiness [together with von Balthasar] wrote of Our Lady being the anticipatory Herald of Our Redemption by virtue of her Immaculate Conception being inaugurated upon her declaration of 'I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be done unto me according to thy word...'
The Whole mystery of the Space/Time transcendent is a doctrinal aspect we are apt to forget and dismiss; but in these days where we are bombarded with modernistic neo-protestantism and all other manner of threats to orthodoxy - we need to appreciate every aspect of our faith and fight for it in every corner.