Today we celebrate the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, which refers to the conception of Mary without sin in the womb of her mother, St. Anne. Let us honour our Mother who “by a singular grace and privilege of Almighty God, and in view of the merits of Jesus Christ, Saviour of the human race, was kept free from all stain of original sin”. The responsorial Psalm is so apt, as it asks us to exalt the Lord because he has done marvelous deeds. Indeed the marvelous deed of our salvation came through the Lord’s birth. Mary completely surrendered to God’s will by yielding to the overshadowing of the Holy Spirit. The spiritual communion that we lost at the Garden of Eden because of our first parents, who believed in the lie of the enemy than trusting in God’s word, was restored back by our Blessed Mother by her total trust and surrender to God’s word. May we have hearts that exalt God’s goodness and mercy. May we marvel at the splendour of God’s grace and love to us his children.
Prayer: Abba Father, we exult in your love and mercy. Amen.