UNBORN WORD of the day


HOW ARE WE TO HONOR UNBORN JESUS?
January 13, 2008, 1:11 am
Filed under: Unborn Jesus

There are countless ways to honor Christ Unborn. But one way to consider this question is to reflect on the eight people and one angel mentioned in the Gospels as particularly honoring Jesus during His 9 months in the womb. These 9 are: the Archangel Gabriel, Mary, Unborn John the Baptist, Elizabeth and Zechariah (John’s parents), Joseph and finally the 3 wise men.

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The Archangel Gabriel honors Unborn Jesus through the profound reverence with which he announces His entrance into the world (Lk 1:5-17, 26-38).

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Mary honored Unborn Jesus by accepting wholeheartedly the Plan and invitation of God to be mother to the Messiah/Savior and by then loving Him (Lk 1:38).

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Unborn John honored Unborn Jesus by expressing joy at His Presence (Lk 1:44).

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Elizabeth honored Unborn Jesus by recognizing Him and then blessing Him and His mother (Lk 1:42-43,45). Zechariah honored Unborn Jesus by blessing Him, testifying to Him and rejoicing in His mission of Salvation (Lk 1:67-79). Elizabeth & Zechariah together honored Unborn Jesus by welcoming Him and His mother into their home for three months (Lk 1:56).

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Joseph honored Unborn Jesus by welcoming Him and His mother into his home, by his obedience to the angel of the Lord, his doing God’s will, and especially by loving Unborn Jesus as his own Son (Mt 1:.24).

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The 3 wise men honored Unborn Jesus from afar by seeking Him and searching for Him, passionately and diligently, and by rejoicing in anticipation (Mt 2:1-10).

How do we honor Unborn Jesus? Certainly, He wants us to honor Him through a loving acceptance of those unborn children entering our world today. But we can also honor Him by testifying to the great mystery of His Holy Infancy – even before His Birth, and we can bless Him, that is, praise Him in His Unborn Presence (just as we can praise Him in every stage of His life on earth and following His resurrection and Ascension). “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me.” (Mt 18:5)


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Very nice!!!!

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