The Son of God needed a pure vessel to usher him into this world, so he was born of the Virgin Mary. As master teacher and theologian Fulton Sheen explains, the virgin birth was the only way for Christ to both partake in humanity and yet be untainted by the fallen, sinful nature of humankind. Sheen compares the role of the Blessed Mother to that of a river lock that can be used to usher a ship from dirty waters into pure waters.
This video is the ninth episode of the “Fulton Sheen Timeless Wisdom” project. The audio is part of “The Mother of Jesus” from the Fulton Sheen’s lessons on the Catholic Catechism. Listen to the whole talk at www.fultonsheen.com.
Fulton Sheen, a teacher renowned for his clear explanations and deep insight, delivered hundreds of talks between the years 1950 and 1979. The “Fulton Sheen Timeless Wisdom” project attempts to bring his words to life for the internet age, illustrating segments of these lessons for a broad audience. Thing in a Pot Productions is happy to partner with Anthony Buono of FultonSheen.com to deliver a taste of Sheen’s wisdom. Watch all the episodes here.
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