Click here to download and listen to this homily (17 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena parish in Petersburg, Alaska. We hear again, for the third time in December, that the Angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary. After some reasonable hesitation Mary says YES. "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word." May we give our yes to God's indwelling in the same way.
Readings: 2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Psalm 89; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38