Excerpt from Prepare the Way of the Lord
Talk given by M. Nadine

“Behold, the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world.” (Jn 1:29)

In Luke 1:31-33 we read, “The Holy Offspring to be born will be called Son of God. He shall be called Jesus and shall save His people from their sin.” Right there the name and mission of Jesus is given. We must identify with Jesus, the Lamb of God Who takes away sin, Who is constantly distributing these graces through us for His people. Mary, Lady Wisdom, invites us to be Her holy offspring, to be Jesus, and to continue His redemptive mission of taking away sin. But there is a condition. We need to eradicate sin in our own lives every day.

We are here today because He chose to give us life – to bring us into existence. He said, “I chose you to be holy and blameless, sinless in My sight” (Eph 1:3-4). Our Lady, the Immaculate Conception, is sinless. She wants us to be sinless as well. In the end her Immaculate Heart will triumph. When the Church has that Immaculate Heart, that kind of love, then we will conquer sin. That will be the triumph.

The condition for participation in this redemptive mission is conversion – change. God wants to change us so that we can participate with Him in His mission. Yet, He is a respecter of our free will. He wants our consent, our permission. “Come let us set things right” (Is 1:18). Everything about God is incarnational. He is not going to do it without us. He set it up that way. That is why intercessors, in union with Him, have a power. His whole redemptive ministry is done in, with and through us. He distributes these graces through each one of us. Holiness is very important so that nothing within us is blocking the Mission of the Lamb.

“For She is the refulgence of eternal Light, the spotless mirror of the power of God, the image of His goodness.” (Wis 7:26)