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Brothers and sisters: When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to ransom those under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. As proof that you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” So you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son then also an heir, through God.
When Jesus came He was born of a woman, Mary, so He could be one of us. His coming brought us into the family, sons and daughters of God and heirs to the Kingdom of God. Honor His mother – she is our Mother, Mary the Holy woman of God, the chosen one to bring our Savior into the world. Honor His gift of His Mother to us.
Prayer: “The LORD said to Moses: “Speak to Aaron and his sons and tell them: This is how you shall bless the Israelites. Say to them: The LORD bless you and keep you! The LORD let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The LORD look upon you kindly and give you peace! So shall they invoke my name upon the Israelites, and I will bless them.” Nm 6:22-27
May God bless us in his mercy.