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Born for a Mission

Background Music: Panalangin
    Written by: Mark Anthony Cuevas
    Voiced by: Arlene Donarber

September 8, Feast of the Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary
Daily Readings: First reading: Micah 5:1–4a or Rom 8:28–30; Gospel: Matthew  1:1–16, 18–23 or 1:18–23

"All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:..." In today's liturgy, the Church celebrates the advent of Mother Mary. Her birth took place in the simplicity and smallness of her environment, as she came from a small village in Israel and a simple family, which is why there is no record or account of this event in the ancient Israelite documents.

However, she is famous among all the saints in the Church, with many titles and devotions.  But why was only Mary chosen among all the virgins of her time? Among the possible answers, most people will say that it was a casual mistake, simply a fluke. "Casual might be the logic of God", said a wise man.

Human knowledge is limited, particularly when it comes to comprehending God's plan and actions. Therefore, of all the theories we may learn about the birth of Mother Mary, only one is clear and true: that she was destined from birth to fulfill God's plan for his people.

If she was born for a purpose, then it follows that I, you, she/he, and we all came into this world for a divine purpose. Our existence serves a greater purpose than we realize.


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