Saturday 18 November
Saturday of week 32 in Ordinary Time
Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles
Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary
First reading – Wisdom 18:14-16,19:6-9
The passage gives us the picture to meditate about incarnation of the Word of God. In the peaceful silence down from the heavens, from the royal throne, “leapt your all-powerful Word”. The Word of God incarnated in the silence of Nazareth. Not with pomp or as a spectacle. The Word of God carried the divine Will like a sharp sword and the revelation of God is not ambiguous anymore. It is so clear. He touched the sky yet trod the earth. He was both God and man. He fashioned the whole creation in a new way. The Red Sea became an unimpeded way. The way to Salvation became a clear unimpeded way by incarnation. The entire creation praises the Lord, the deliverer. Let’s reflect: Do I praise the Almighty for the incarnation of the Word of God?