A Meditation on the Emptying of Self

I believe…

Our Father…

Hail Mary…

Glory be to the Father…

Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, According as his divine power has given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that has called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust (2Pet 1:2-4).

Our Father…

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God (Phil 2:5-6):

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will (Luke 2:14).

But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross (Phil 2:7-8).

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will (Luke 2:14).

And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary (Luke 1:26-27).

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will (Luke 2:14).

And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, you that are highly favored, the Lord is with you: blessed are you among Women (Luke 1:28).

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will (Luke 2:14).

And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be (Luke 1:29).

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will (Luke 2:14).

And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for you have found favor with God (Luke 1:30).

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will (Luke 2:14).

And, behold, you shall conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son, and shall call his name JESUS (Luke 1:31).

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will (Luke 2:14).

He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end (Luke 1:32-33).

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will (Luke 2:14).

Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man (Luke 1:34)?

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will (Luke 2:14).

And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon you, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God (Luke 1:35).

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will (Luke 2:14).

Glory be to the Father...