Wednesday, 12 August 2009



"The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the most High will oversahdow you; therefore the child to born of you will be called holy; the Son of God...And Mary said, 'Behold the handmaid of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word'"

Lk. 1. 34-37

This picture shows Mary's will in complete harmony with God's

Her whole body, with its extended arms, parallels Yahweh's 'Y' -his 'YES' as she agrees to cooperate with his plan for our salvation.

Her 'YES' to God reverses our rebellious 'NO'

Her docility to God's will is the model for redeemed humanity

This picture is Trinitarian

The Father, who sent his Son into the world, is represented by Yahweh's hands

The dove represents the Holy Spirit, through whom Mary conceived our saviour.

As Mary reaches to welcome the Spirit the Son joins the human race.

"And the Word became flesh and dwelt amongst us, full of grace and truth."

Jn. 1. 14

"But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, in order to redeem those who were under the Law, so that we might receive adoption as children."

Gal. 4. 4-5

Isidore O.P.

Next week's picture and reflection will be about the crucified Christ's "YES" to his Father's will.

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