…history changed forever.

The Incarnation is the pivotal moment in mankind’s history.  Up until then, we knew God loved us.  But with that virgin’s humble fiat, the Word through which the Creator crafted the universe became flesh to manifest His love.

Before that moment, our Shepherd (Ezekiel 34) could not suffer and die.  God is impassible.  After He took on flesh, He took on our sufferings.  He laughed.  He cried.  He died.  He ascended into Heaven and took our mortality into immortality.  He took our flesh to the right hand of the Father.

And the world would never be the same.

[The Word became flesh when Mary conceived by the Holy Spirit.  The baby in Mary’s womb was the Son of God, a living baby.  It was no blob of tissue that caused John the Baptist to leap in his mother’s womb-  Christ became man at His conception.  Pray today for all of those who don’t believe this medical fact that used to be so calmly and universally accepted.]

Happy Feast of the Annunciation!

Pope Benedict prays at the cave of the Annunciation,
where Mary’s “fiat” changed history.