Tuesday, November 09, 2004 +

GS 003 Nazareth Six Months Later

God sends the angel to a girl.

GABRIEL. Hail, Well-Loved, the Lord is with you.

The girl’s scared.

GABRIEL. Mary, don’t be scared: God loves you. Look: you’ll become pregnant with a son who’ll be called Jesus. He’ll be great and be called the Son of the Highest. The Lord God will give him his father David’s throne, and Jacob’s house he’ll rule always. His kingdom won’t end.

MARY. How can it be? No man is God’s son.

GABRIEL. The Holy Spirit will come over you, and the power of the Highest will consume you: therefore that holy thing which will be born will be called God’s son. Look: in her old age your cousin Elisabeth is pregnant also with a son. She who was thought barren is in her sixth month. To God nothing can’t be.

MARY. Look on the Lord’s servant: let the word you say be done to me.

The angel leaves her.