Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Thoughts on the Immaculate Conception

After 5 years of being Catholic, I can't imagine now how or why I questioned why God would "make Mary" without sin. Now it seems so obvious and intuitive that the person who bore God should her self be preserved from sin at the time of her conception.
So on this solemnity of the Blessed Mother's Immaculate Conception I thank God for the way he ordered his universe for the ultimate glory of himself using one of us humans to be a part of the whole divine plan. Not just a random human, but a woman full of grace, from the time of her conception.


Blogger Adoro said...

You know, this evening at Mass Father made a point that didn't even come up in our Mariology class this semester!

He first said that it shouldn't be so shocking that He created Mary without original sin...because He's created OTHERS without sin, too:

Adam and Eve.

Uh...DUH! It's not like this was new!

God created Mary as a New Creation, the New Eve (and now the New Eve title makes even MORE sense to me, lol), intending to create a new order from the old, and through the New Eve, to bring the New Adam into the world to redeem it.

And of course it all follows from there as she had free will, said Yes to God in her obedience to untie the knot of Eve's disobedience... etc

And of course all the scriptural passages that point to her and the necessity of her purity: Sinai, the Ark of the Covenant, the enclosed garden from Ezekiel and referenced in Song of Songs....

You know, I didn't want this particular course. It was an elective. But it's been a major blessing to me. Today was far more meaningful and I understood SO MUCH MORE than I ever have before in celebrating this holy day, and, well....because of this class I'll be Consecrating myself to Mary (St. Louis de Montfort Total Consecration) this coming Saturday, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe...which is SO perfectly fitting it's ridiculous.

OK, sorry for the combox ramble...

December 08, 2009 10:15 PM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

God bless you on your consecration. When I first came into the Church a priest suggested we do it but I wasn't there yet, perhaps now. Thanks

December 09, 2009 8:57 AM  
Blogger kkollwitz said...

"Now it seems so obvious and intuitive that the person who bore God should her self be preserved from sin at the time of her conception."

And being a cradlecat, I don't see why it's not obvious & intuitive to everyone....along with her perpetual virginity.

December 09, 2009 8:56 PM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

becuz we was blinded by the false idea that if it wasn't chapter and verse in the Bible than it wasn't true!
Man! that idea isn't even in the Bible, but we didn't think about that!

December 09, 2009 9:10 PM  

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