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For those that have grown up in the Catholic faith, this feast is well known perhaps at times a bit too familiar. Do we stop and take the time to truly ponder the life of Mary as we celebrate this honor bestowed on a life well lived?
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““And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus.” (Luke 1:31, NASB95)
Gabriel’s astonishing announcement to an unknown Jewish girl in a backwater part of the Roman Empire, it is such an unexpected moment that even now, after 2000 years of Christian history, the reader is stunned at the moment that Mary realizes that she will be the one to bear the Messiah, Jesus means “Savior.” 108 more words