What child is this? And I’m talking to YOU … Monday, April 15

The Annunciation by John William Waterhouse, 1914

The Annunciation by John William Waterhouse, 1914. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Rosary Meditation … The First Joyful Mystery, the Annunciation. “And therefore the Holy One to be born shall be called the Son of God.” Luke 1:35. No small thing here. A tremendous title, isn’t it? To be born the Son of God. And He shares it with us. He tells us to “get born all over”. John 3:7. And after that? “Dearly beloved, we are now the sons of God; and it hath not yet appearedwhat we shall be. We know, that, when he shall appear, we shall be like to him: because we shall see him as he is.” 1 John 3:2. Still no small thing. Still a tremendous title. And its YOURS. Think about Mary’s reaction to these words. Think about how others felt when it was announced to them. How people felt when they met Him. How do we react to 1 John 3:2? How do others feel about us as Christians? How do they feel when they’re around us? Are they aware they’re with a child, TRUE child, of God? Or are they hanging out with just another worldly clone?

Today …

St. Paternus

St. Paternus

St. Paternus. The first 5th century saint. He followed his father’s path by becoming a hermit in Wales. He founded the monastery at the great church of Paternus, and became a bishop of that region. He was known for his preaching, charity and mortification’s. No clone of the world’s, here is one that stood out then and stands out now. A good example. Good examples are best when followed.

Think … No one on earth outranks a child of God’s.