September 8th: Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Gospel text Mt 1,1-16.18-23
Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. Of her was born Jesus who is called the Christ.
Today we celebrate the beautiful birth of Mary of Nazareth: born full of Grace. Now she doesn’t know ... she will know when the Archangel Gabriel will tell her. Little Miriam learns to pray quickly: her soul escapes towards God. Her parents, Anne and Joachim, help her. Mary grows up and, since she is very young, she wants to give herself totally to the Lord, in body and soul. But she will have to get married: there were no Jewish women without a husband. Joseph is willing to receive her as his wife with the commitment to remain virgins. Their marriage will serve to discreetly guard this virginity ...
"And God made an impression!" Jesus is directly the Son of the Father, He is man because He is born of Mary and is "Son of David" because he lives with Joseph. If our dispositions were like that ... what things could God do?