The Advent of the Blessed Virgin Mary is the Advent of God
Readings: F.R. Revelations 11:19; 12:1-6/ Ps. Judith 13:18/ Gs. Luke 39-47
Today we remember the Advent of Mama Mary in Guadalupe where she chose an Aztec as her preacher by the name of St. Juan Diego.
The Gospel for today tells us the Advent of Mama Mary to her cousin St. Elizabeth who was saved by God from infertility and public shame. Mama Mary, we are told, greeted St. Elizabeth and we can deduce that our Blessed Lady came in haste to St. Elizabeth’s home for she also wants to rejoice together with her cousin who unbelievably, like her, became pregnant by the power of God. The difference between these two women is that Mama Mary is a virgin while St. Elizabeth has a husband St. Zechariah. Mama Mary’s greeting to St. Elizabeth is a greeting of salvation, rejoicing, marrying, celebration, and Christmas because the time of infertility, dryness in the desert, and waiting for the Lord’s Advent had ended. Mama Mary’s Advent to St. Elizabeth is a testament and great evidence for us that Mama Mary is the bringer and bearer of Life for us. Not that Mama Mary is the reason why St. Elizabeth became pregnant but because Mama Mary is the mother of the Eternal God who is Life Himself and the One who made St. Elizabeth bear life in her womb that was barren for so many years.
And when St. Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the preacher of the Advent of the Lord St. John the Baptist jumped in her mother’s womb. St. John the Baptist jumped for joy because he heard the Word of God that was preached by Mama Mary when she greeted her mother St. Elizabeth. That’s why every word that comes out in Mama Mary’s mouth is the Word of God and Jesus Christ Himself. Every word of Mama Mary contains Jesus Christ. That’s why Mama Mary is a preacher herself and the Queen and Mother of all the preachers. Mama Mary’s words are joy.
Then St. Elizabeth, filled with the Love between the Father and the Son, cried out in a loud voice and said, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb...” St. Elizabeth was filled with wonder and amazement for the mother of God visited her, what a great privilege! What more can St. Elizabeth say when the Tree of Life and the Ark of the Covenant (Revelations 11:19) visited her? For sure she will die out of fright and of joy! Thanks to the Holy Spirit that filled her and helped her to bless the Mother of God and God for without Him, St. Elizabeth will die! Mama Mary brings and grants salvation for she carries in her womb the Salvation Himself, Jesus Christ. St. John the Baptist, the preacher of the Advent of the Lord, jumped for joy as he heard the preaching of Mama Mary that contains the Word of God who is his cousin and the one he will be going to preach about someday.
St. Elizabeth blesses Mama Mary again for her faith on the preaching to her by St. Gabriel which came from God, would be fulfilled. Who can’t imagine that this Mama Mary, an unassuming woman, will be the mother of the ancient promised Messiah?
Then Mary’s soul preaches the greatness of the Lord and her spirit rejoices in God her Savior for she was saved by God form the stain of original sin and death. Mama Mary (Revelation 11:19) is the fulfilment of the Old Testament (Judith 13:18) where God guided her blow at the head of Satan the chief of all demons. Mama Mary’s immaculate feet crushes the head of Satan in accordance to God’s will (Genesis 3:15). That’s why we must strive to become immaculate for we are Mama Mary’s feet that will crush and cast out (Revelations 12:10) Satan and his demons. Let us bless Mama Mary and the fruit of her womb Jesus for through her, now have salvation and power come (Revelations 12:10).
So let us bless the Immaculate Conception and the fruit of her womb Jesus Christ as we pray their Holy Rosary everyday as we say, “Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.”
Let us call on our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the soldiers of Life! St. Juan Diego, pray for us.
Here are some points to consider:
1 We must make ourselves become deserts and dry especially this season of Advent like what St. Elizabeth did before Christmas.
2. Let us empty ourselves with everything that concerns worldliness and materialism.
3. We must not stupidly mistaken Advent as Christmas. Remember that there are time for these seasons that must be properly observed.
4. Let us all be bearers of Life!
5. “Prepare the way of the Lord. Make straight his paths.”
6. “O womb in which was conceived the living heaven, wider than the wideness of the heavens.” – St. John Damascene
7. Pray the Holy Rosary everyday!
“Jesus, I trust in You” “O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee”
Mary H. Distributist