Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the holy Spirit. Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly. Such was his intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: "Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel," which means "God is with us" (Matthew 1: 18-23).
Today we celebrate the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our mother in Heaven. Jesus sure was blessed to have such a holy Mom and we are blessed because He gave her to us from the Cross to be our mother as well. Never let a day go by without talking to Mary for a few seconds.
Mary, I love you and I want to be faithful and virtuous.
Impact Sports: Am I properly dedicated to my sport?
Impact Life: Do I choose the parties that I go to wisely?