Thursday, December 08, 2011

We honor our Mother on the feast of her Immaculate Conception

Theotokos, and Mother of all mankind. Pray for your children in their times of suffering and need. Mother of Peace and Truth, Mother of our Savior, Queen of heaven and earth, pray that we imitate your Son in our lives and in our deaths. Spouse of the Holy Spirit, obtain for us the graces of the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit that we may claim our eternal inheritance after living a holy life. Be with us always as we conform ourselves to the will of God.

The absence of original sin must make a difference in how you experience your daily life. Of course, Mary was oblivious to this and thought that she was like everyone else. Are there any speculative writings on this topic?

1 comment:

Nobody's Wife said...

Baptism washes us clean of original sin, but I have never felt that I was untainted or unaffected by it. Maybe, like a failed smallpox vaccination, my baptism didn't "take". Recently I have begun to appreciate how the circumstances in which we grow up shape the way in which we regard the world and how we act in it. Being Mary before the Annunciation must have been very different from being the girl down the street.