All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet

December 18, 2016 6:00 am

“All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’ When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home.” (MT 1: 22-24)

In God’s heart we were loved before the world was created. Everything was prepared to unite us with Him—“the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’” The prophet obeyed; Our Lady and St. Joseph obeyed; the apostles obeyed, and now we are sent to proclaim the same Good News—we are loved by God, and He is with us. We are never alone, never abandoned and never forgotten—always loved, always protected and always in His heart.

“The virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel.” (Gospel Acclamation)

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