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Sharing the Word for September 8, 2020

Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

September 8, 2020
Daily Reading from the USCCB: Matthew 1:1-16, 18-23 
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Today the Church celebrates the birthday of our Blessed Mother, an important event in the story of salvation. The Gospel reading gives us the genealogy of Joseph, the legal father of Jesus. Without all those people–and without the cooperation of Joseph–God’s plan of salvation wouldn’t have come to fulfillment.

It’s the same with Mary. If she hadn’t been willing to play her part in the story of salvation things would have been very different. In Matthew’s genealogy we have a detailed example of how God worked to get to the outcome he wanted. In the birth of Mary we see God’s plan coming to fulfillment from another direction.

Thanks be to God for Joseph and the family. Thanks be to God for Mary.


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