Nativity of Mary is the Nativity of of the Salvation
Friday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary Time
Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
September 8, 2017
Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son,
and they shall name him Emmanuel,
which means “God is with us.”
We celebrate the feast of Nativity of Mary or the birth of Mother Mary. The Catholic Church declares Mother Mary was born without Sin. This is a mystery and a plan of Salvation formed before the foundation of the World. God calls and predestines some people for a special Work of God and Mother Mary was one of them. There are some human questions on interventions of God but these interventions of God cannot understand in the human reasoning and human logic but only through faith and through the understanding of the Holy Spirit. We can see works of God only through the power of the Holy Spirit. This privilege has been given to all but few are possessed by the Spirit of God and rest only act or see these actions in a historical dimension. History and Science asks for proof and logic but spiritual Works cannot give either of them. We must see these events in spiritual eyes and refer to the Prophesies of the Prophet of Old and then we can understand the Works of God.
The Catholic Church Calls Mother Mary Second Eve and Mother of God. These titles really look very rich and magnificent. The Catholic Church is the Work of the Holy Spirit and true understanding of the Works of God can come through the understanding of hearts to access Holy Spirit. King Solomon asked for this understanding of Heart, this is a great gift, through this gift we can see God as he is and his works and relate with him heart to heart. Mother Mary is the Second Eve not because she gave birth to Jesus but she was completely obedient to Father’s Will from her first Calling through Gabriel Angel till the Pentecost. She and Jesus are only the two individuals upon this Earth Who were obedient completely to the Will of God and this cannot be achieved without the intervention of God and in the presence of original Sin which inclines oneself to sin again and again. This is the reason we can be sure that Mother Mary is the Second Eve of Obedience. The first Eve disobeyed God and became a source of Curse upon this earth but Second Eve became a source of blessing through her obedience. This is the reason Church declares Mother Mary as a Co Partner in the Salvation Plan. Mother Mary is also the Mother of God. Jesus was the true Son of the Father in divinity but he was the true Son of Mary Physically. Jesus had dual role of Human and Divine makes Jesus 100% man and 100% God, in the same way Mary becomes the true mother of God upon this earth. This divine relationship no one can dispute or snatch from Mother Mary because it is her privilege and right on this Earth.
Mother Mary is also the Mother of the Church, she is the most powerful intercessor of people of God and nothing remain unanswered in her intercessions or Novenas or Rosaries. Mother Mary is part of the Church and no force of this earth can separate her from the Church because the Church was the answer to her first yes .. I am the handmaid of the Lord. She was with the Word of God, obeyed the Word of God despite all hardships, she nurtured the Word of God and finally shared the Word of God for the Salvation of the Whole World. Her repeated appearances and increasing devotions are signs of her existence in an active way to fulfil the Complete plan of Salvation by reaching out the Gospel of love to the Salvation of the Whole World. Every appearance of her points out to Jesus and invites all sinners to turn away from sin and believe in the Gospel of Salvation. People take these place of appearances as Holy pilgrim places to cleanse oneself from sin and return to the Lord through Mother Mary’s intercession and in her motherhood. Every believer feels something more in the Marian Spirituality, I can this as Motherhood Spirituality of love and security where Father . Son and the Holy Spirit are manifested upon this earth to an individual called Mother Mary. Whenever we approach Mother Mary we experience the presence of the trinity because She was the spouse of the Father , full of grace with the fullness of the Holy Spirit and mother of Jesus .
Mother Mary is not only a saint but Co-partner in the Salvation Plan and Mother of God . When we make her our mother she becomes a partner in our Divine Call to achieve our Salvation, that is to believe in her Son. She is the best person who can lead us to Jesus other than the Father and Holy Spirit. Mother Mary becomes the Spouse of the Father and Holy Spirit and Mother of Jesus and thus becomes our Spiritual Mother. Today is the day to invite her in to our homes and offer the first fruits of our Harvest or our daily bread as sacrifice of thanksgiving. Many families celebrate this feast as harvest festival which was celebrated from the time of Moses after Passover festival. The first fruits of our efforts bless our families in unity and peace through the motherhood of Mary the Mother of God.
The birth of Mary is the birth of Salvation Plan upon this earth. When we celebrate this feast of Nativity of Mary , let us keep in mind Mary,s complete yes to the will of God , come what may be the circumstances to the Salvation plan till the foot of the Cross. This birth of Salvation plan in our families remove all darkness of sin and bring love , Joy , peace in our families . May God bless you and wish you a Happy feast of the nativity of May and Salvation.