The Annunciation:Henry Ossawa Tanner
It is now exactly nine months to Christmas. So on the feast of the Annunciation, we can celebrate two things as we near the end of Lent. First, Mary said yes to God. It is through her action of free will that we reap the benefits of Christ's salvific actions for mankind. I pray that we all learn to say yes to God when he calls us.
Second, the Word became flesh on this day. Although Christ was in his mothers womb, He was among us; beginning the journey as both God and man.
May God Bless each and every one of you during these closing days of Lent.