God’s reassurance refreshes and restores, filling heavy hearts with hope, “Oh how serene and joyful, how deeply comforted is the person who is desperately sad, or desperately sorry, whose heart is broken, because God has profound comfort for that person.”
Thank You, O Lord, for preparing a banquet of righteousness for those who come to you longing to be filled.
Citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven are not surprised when the forces of darkness oppose the light and life of the Gospel.
The Kingdom of Heaven is now within every person who has placed their faith in Jesus, and in whom God abides.
Through her the protevangelium had been fulfilled this night, the first gospel oracle, spoken in God’s own voice, “the seed of the woman” who would one day have victory over evil itself.
the wonderful mystery of Your infinite and eternal Being becoming the only-begotten Son of God overwhelms us with awe. To You belongs all glory, honor, wisdom, power, and praise.
In her praise of God, Mary extended the Lord’s kindness to all those who would fear God, who would worship the Lord in all humility.
The word “blessed” meant “divine joy and perfect happiness.”
Paul described meekness has having the same mind as Christ, looking to the interests of those around us, and in humility regarding others as going before us in importance.