Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Someone taught Mary sex ed

During a Christmas reading, it occurred to me that someone taught Mary sex ed. Assuming Mary was a normal Jewish girl, should would have been 15 or 16 when Jesus was born.

Therefore, when the Angel appears to her in the first chapter of Luke, her response is surprising.

Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end."

"How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?"

(emphasis mine)

So this 14 or 15 year old girl knows sex makes babies and that she hasn't had sex. Pretty knowledgeable in the ways of the world, don't you think?

In the 21st century, people are agitated that about sexual education for kids that age, but Jesus' mother was hip to where babies come from.

Just something to think about...

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