The Annunciation of the Lord
March 25, 2021 •
Even greater than the mystery of God's nature as a Trinity, is this simple fact: He became a man.
At the moment of her "yes" - her "Fiat" - that is when the Holy Spirit came upon her and the power of the Most High overshadowed her. ...
The entire Godhead is involved in this moment of the Incarnation. It's not just Jesus. And it's not just the Holy Spirit and Jesus. It is the Father, and the Son, and the Spirit, all involved; simultaneously present and active in this moment.
We know the role of the Son. He is the One being conceived.
Who is the father of the son? I know that sounds like a funny question. It's the Father, right? Jesus's father is His Father.... By whose command, or by whose will is He conceived in the womb of Mary? By the Father's will. Therefore, who is the father of the son? The same One Who is eternally the Father of the Son.
Who is the Father of the Son in the incarnation? God the Father. No one else can be.
If the Holy Spirit were to act in that role at this moment, that would be heresy! You'd be telling me that the Holy Spirit is the Father of the Son in the incarnation. That's not possible. Only the Father can be the Father of the Son. In heaven and on earth.
So Who is the Holy Spirit? ....
Basically the relationship between Mary and the Holy Spirit is one of absolute identity. ... His role in the Incarnation is to empower Mary to do in time what He is eternally.
Is 7:10-14, 8:10; Heb 10:4-10; Lk 1:26-38
Homily begins at 14:12