Tuesday, August 22, 2006

On the Queenship of Mary

Luke 1:26-38

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And he came to her and said, "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!" But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to Him the throne of His father David, and He will reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of His kingdom there will be no end." And Mary said to the angel, "How shall this be, since I have no husband?" And the angel said to her, "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 behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For with God nothing will be impossible." And Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.

Matthew 19:23-30

[23] Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.[24] And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.[25] When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?[26] But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.[27] Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?[28] And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.[29] And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.[30] But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.


--- Today, we are celebrating the Feast of the Queenship of Mary. Sa araw na ito, ay ipinagdiriwang ng Buong Sambayanang Kristiyano ang pagiging Reyna ng Mahal na Birheng Maria.

Nuong ika-11 ng Oktubre, 1954, ay idineklara ni POPE PIUS XII ang Kapistahan ng Pagkareyna ng Mahal na Birhen.

Sa Ebanghelyo para sa Araw na ito (ayon kay Lukas), ay ipinahayag ni Maria ang kanyang kababaan ng loob, na siya namang naging Basehan ng kanyang Pagiging Reyna. Bagama't sa ibang mga Simbahan ay ipinahayag ang Ebanghelyo galing kay Mateo, ay meron din naman siyang Relavance sa Kapistahan para sa Araw na ito. Sinasabi ni Hesus, na merong mga bagay na mapangyayari sa Diyos, isa na doon ang pagiging Ina ng Anak ng Diyos ni Maria. Si Maria, ay nagpakita ng kanyang kababaan ng Loob, sa pamamagitan ng Pagpapahayag niya ng FIAT sa Anghel.

Karapat-dapat siyang maging Reyna ng Lahat, dahil sa kanyang Mabubuting mga gawa. Sa Mahal Nating Reyna, na siyang nagdadala sa atin sa Kanyang Anak, ay marapat lang na bigyan siya ng titulong Ito. Kung hindi dahil sa kanya, ay wala tayong natatamasang kaligtasan ngayon.

Nawa, ay maging tulad tayo ng ating Mahal na Ina, sa mga mabubuting mga Gawain natin sa ating kapwa. Nawa, ay maging karapat-dapat tayo sa Kaharian ng kanyang Anak, na kung saan ay Siya ang Reyna. Nawa, sa araw na ito, ay tunay tayong lumapit sa Kanya, at tunay namang ilalapit niya tayo sa kanyang Anak, ang ating Panginoong Hesukristo.

Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth, Pray for Us!!!

August 22, 2006

No comments:

Post a Comment