By: Enmanuel Peralta
[Panegyric to the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Enmanuel Peralta, committed layman, Y.M]
Let us invoke God the almighty father, who sent his only son, and who became incarnate in the womb of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, to transform us from sinners to holy children by the grace of the Holy Spirit.
For this reason, today, the Holy Church gathers to venerate the glorious honor of the immaculate mother of the Messiah who was to come to spread her precious blood; that she was conceived without original sin; and God, by the merits of the passion, death and resurrection of his son, applied the benefits of redemption to him, at the moment of his glorious conception, crushing the forces of the devil at the same moment, thus preserving from original sin.
Abraham who, receiving the glorious promise of multiplying the number of his children, like sand and the stars of the sea, besides blessing all the families of the earth through his seed; that is to say, through the Messiah, from the lineage of David, God created a holy receptacle, where it was conceived by a holy woman, preserved from the sin of Eve and the effects of Death.
For this reason, today we are filled with holy joy, and we immerse ourselves in the mystery of our own paschal redemption. God has become man, so that, through his most beautiful blood, we human beings can enjoy participation in the category of the divine lineage, by his grace and the power of the Holy Spirit.
Let us enter, then, under the power of the same grace that preserved Mary from Original Sin, in the same way, and by the same Holy Spirit, and the interception of the Immaculate Virgin, and may we enjoy the salvation, the forgiveness of our sins and eternal life.
Suffering, ailments, the stress of modern life and the temptations of the evil one no longer have dominion over us, when we invoke with a sincere heart, the Holy Spirit the same grace with which Mary was preserved from evil, so that thus, we let us achieve lost innocence on the day of our death, in the same way that she has achieved it, by the Holy Spirit, without losing it, since its conception.
Let us leave the worldly life, liberalism, spiritism, superstitions, false doctrines and misinterpretations of the gospel.
Let us work hard in the moral purification of our behaviors, with gratitude that despite our difficulties to reach the Holy degrees of the Christian life, we have, at least, an exemplary and perfect path of light by which to guide us, Jesus, the Messiah of Israel, who was killed by the high priests, delivering him to Pontius Pilate, to an ignominious death. We also have countless examples of saints, the magisterium of the church, and the most perfect interception of the Immaculate Virgin Mary.
Let us go down that route, love God more every day, and let us act with charity towards our neighbor. May love always be a living and true reflection of the mystery of this solemnity. Loving we transform the world.
And in a world of gossip, fights and hatred, only love saves us.
Let’s love each other!
Almighty God the Father, who gave us the immaculate ever virgin Mary, grant us, through her interception, the cleansing of sin, to achieve eternal life with the same grace, with which you preserved her from her conception.