Thursday, December 8, 2011
Thoughts on Today's Feast
Today is the feast day of the Immaculate Conception. I don't know much, I have really only scratched the surface of the blessed mother's awesomeness. Last night in class, Deacon Mike told us that Mary said "I AM the immaculate conception". That was pretty deep for people in those times. Just that sentence alone can give you a feast of thought that would last a lifetime. For me, I like to focus on the mother aspect of Mary, being a mother myself. Once you have a child, you know what a miracle it really is. Deacon Mike also said that most catholics don't know what this day is about. It's not truly about her conceiving Jesus, but actually her saying "yes" to god, and therefore the focus is on her being exempt of original sin. She is the perfect embodiment of the mother, and the perfect vessel for the son of god, our lord Jesus. It's a lot to think about and today is the perfect day to research and reflect on it.