As she celebrated the regard that God had shown to the lowliness of his handmaiden, the Mother of the Lord explicitly recalled his mercy when “he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed forever” (Luke 1:55). The mention of what God said to Abraham is especially significant in this context, because it is directly related to what God said to the Mother of Jesus. There are several points of parallel.
First, the content of what God “spoke,” in each case, had to do with Abraham’s “seed.” Both instances, that is to say, involved the assurance of the birth of a child of Abraham. Just as the history of the Chosen People began with such a promise, so did the era of the Ch . . .
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