FirstFruit of the Womb/Tomb
Pope Benedict XVI made this point in the Infancy Narratives of his work, Jesus of Nazareth—the Holy Father's noble attempt to bring our increasingly secular world to an appreciation of this central reality.
Yes, modern man's penchant for relativism has changed all this. Today mankind conceives of a God that "is allowed" to act in matters of the mind, i.e., in spiritual affairs, but not in the physical realm, as if matter is beyond His scope or reach.
But now Christ is risen from the dead, the firstfruits of them that sleep: For by a man came death, and by a man the resurrection of the dead. And as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive. But every one in his own order: the firstfruits Christ, then they that are of Christ, who have believed in his coming.
We must remember that God does not serve as the biological father of Jesus. St. Joseph is His foster father for one very good reason...the mystery of faith.
By emptying himself and assuming human nature through the divine action of the Holy Spirit in the Blessed Virgin Mary, The Son of God mystically lives as hypostatic God-Man the Doxology of The Liturgy of the Eucharist in Holy Mass...through Him, with Him and in Him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all glory and honor is yours Almighty Father, forever and ever...
To this we humbly respond... AMEN.
Then with Jesus we pray ...OUR FATHER.
Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God
Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!
* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael