Saying Yes to God (podcast)

25 Mar 2019

The Feast of the Annunciation is one of the most important feasts in the Church Calendar. It celebrates the moment when the angel Gabriel declared to Mary that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus. It celebrates the actual Incarnation of Our Saviour — the Word made flesh in the womb of His mother, Mary.

In this podcast, we reflect on this principal Marian feast day with Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney, Bishop Tony Randazzo. He reflects on the point that Mary says yes to the Living Word of God Jesus Christ becoming one with her, so that we too might become one with him.

With Bishop Tony Randazzo

When we say we have faith, we’re saying that Christ is working in our midst. Christ has reached into our lives. Christ has plunged into the human condition. And turns us around. Lifts us up. Draws us into His own heart and makes us a new and fragrant offering to God the Father.

Bishop Tony Randazzo

1. Does my faith urge me to push on towards a life of holiness? Am I seeking health, happiness and holiness in the Lord?

Mary says ‘yes’ to God, that He might become one with her through the Word made Flesh, so that we too may become one with Him.

2. How can I give God my full ‘Yes’ with faith, as Mary did, so that others may become closer to Him?

The Angelus
V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary, etc…

V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to Your Word.
Hail Mary, etc…

V. And the Word was made flesh,
R. And dwelt among us.
Hail Mary, etc…

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray:
Pour forth, we beseech You, O Lord,
Your Grace into our hearts;
that as we have known the incarnation of Christ,
your Son by the message of an angel,
so by His passion and cross
we may be brought to the glory of His Resurrection.
Through the same Christ, our Lord.

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