The trinitarian Mystery
is rooted and manifested in Mary
March 25th, 2022
Solemn Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord
Meditation of the day of Pontiff Samuel
From the Gospel of Luke:
“In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee, called Nazareth, to a virgin, betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the House of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. He went in and said to her: «Rejoice, you who enjoy God’s favour! The Lord is with you». But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. The angel said to her: «Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found grace with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High; The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David; he will rule over the House of Jacob for ever and his reign will have no end». Then Mary said to the angel: «But how can this come about, since I have no knowledge of man?». The angel answered: «The holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore, the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. And I tell you this too: your cousin Elizabeth also, in her old age, has conceived a son, and she whom people called barren is now in her sixth month, for nothing is impossible to God». Then Mary said: «You see before you the Lord’s servant, let it happen to me as you have said». And the angel departed from her”. (Lk 1:26-38)
It’s the word of the Lord.
Today we live the solemn Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord. The protagonist of this Feast is Mary and united with Mary, in God’s thought, is her spouse Joseph. Mary was united with Joseph in the thought of God and everything would be fulfilled in the moment when Joseph, overcoming his trial, decided to take his Bride with him so that together, they could grow the Child Jesus, the Son of God.
The time of trial has come even for Mary. At the moment when the Angel brought to Mary the announcement of the Lord, also for Her, the time had come to go beyond rationality, beyond humanity, so to be able to embrace Divinity, that Divinity that Mary would have carried in Her womb; that Divinity that Mary embraced with all Her being; that Divinity that became all One with Mary at the moment when Mary made herself an instrument and God could do of Her what was pleasing to Him.
Here is that unbreakable union between God and Mary, that is rationally difficult to comprehend. Mary unclothed Herself of Her humanity to totally embrace the Divinity, becoming One with It. The moment She welcomed the Angel’s announcement, She welcomed the Holy Spirit and became His dwelling place, thus becoming Mother of the Most High, Mother of the One and Triune God, Mother of God the Father, Mother of God the Son, Mother of God the Holy Spirit. That same Holy Spirit who, at the same time, laid His shadow upon Mary so that together they could generate the Saviour, in a Mystery that humanity and the human mind will never be able to comprehend, but which leads us to embrace with faith the Trinitarian Mystery of God who in Mary is, in Mary coexist, in Mary manifests Himself.
The more human beings allow themselves to be divinised by the action of the Holy Spirit, the more they will be able to become many little Jesuses and many little Marys, going beyond humanity, beyond rationality, to embrace the infinite thought of God, that Divine infinity that Mary was able to contain in Her Little Heart. A Heart that has widened to such an extent that it became One with the Love made Flesh; in an interweaving of Love that has united and unites Mary with Her Son, in plenitude.
«Do of me what pleases You».
«Here am I, I am the Lord’s servant, let it happen to me as you have said».
This is what each one of us, on the example of Mary, is called to contemplate and put into practice, today and always; to be able to become perfect instruments in the hands of God, so that God may use each one of us as He pleases.
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.