UNBORN WORD of the day


The Cross itself is already mysteriously present at the instant of the Incarnation
March 30, 2010, 5:19 pm
Filed under: John Paul II, The Incarnation, Unborn Jesus

Annunciation Scene – Jean Bellegambe

“The Cross itself is already mysteriously present at the instant of the Incarnation, at the very moment of Jesus’ conception in Mary’s womb. Indeed, the ecce venio in the Letter to the Hebrews (cf. 10: 5-9)* is the primordial act of the Son’s obedience to the Father, an acceptance of his redeeming sacrifice already at the time ‘when Christ came into the world’.”

From the Letter of John Paul II to the Montfort Religious Family, 8 December 2003, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

* “Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said:
“Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired;
but a body have you prepared for me;
in burnt offerings and sin offerings
you have taken no pleasure.
Then I said, Lo, I have come to do your will, O God.”
(Hebrews 10:5-7)


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