BIOLOGICAL REFLECTION – Month Four: The tiny heart of Jesus is pumping as much as 25 quarts of blood each day, supplying the brain and all other organs. At 8 inches long, and weighing about 8 ounces, he can stretch and move with intricacy as he becomes interactive with his environment inside Mary’s womb. His teeth are developing, he has fingernails, and fingerprints are evident. He hears his own heartbeat as well as his mother’s, and has bonded intimately with her physical and emotional responses.
THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION – Month Four: Remembering that the tiny baby Jesus is also fully divine, one is drawn to contemplate the spiritual relationship of Jesus, Mary, and Father God. Mary, full of grace and aware that her child is the Son of God, must be in awe of God’s blessing upon her. Jesus, second person of the Holy Trinity, has become man by the power of the Holy Spirit, and is dwelling in the world, hidden in the virgin’s womb. God the Father is glorified, as the world waits in great anticipation of the coming Messiah.
May the sacred heart of Jesus hidden in the holy womb of Mary be praised, adored, and loved with grateful affection by every heart, always and everywhere, for the glory of the Father, in the power of the Holy Spirit, with Mother Mary. Amen!
2012 Ellen Marie Edmonds. For reprint permission, contact ellen@EmbracingDementia.com
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