Friday, March 25, 2011

The Annunciation

Buried in the midst of Lent, and in the womb of a virgin, is the Incarnate God. Hidden in the tiniest space is he who himself contains all space. And at this mystery reason must be silent. And yet this is the very source of the Christian faith itself. So must reason be silent in the face of all that we believe. How can the dead rise? How can life come forth out of death? How can we expect to live in an eternal kingdom of heaven? Reason would scoff at these ideas, but let it explain the virgin conception if it can. Yet who can deny it? For a Child was born, a Man walked among us, though no man was involved in his conception. Yea, reason must be silent today, but faith rejoices with joy inexpressible. The sermon.

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