Monday, March 26, 2012

Mary's "Yes" to God

On today, the Feast of the Annunciation, we remember Mary's absolute "Yes" to God.  When the angel Gabriel spoke to her of God's will, she did not hide, ask questions, or even hesitate.  Mary simply said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38

Every day we are called to say "Yes" to God as Mary did and place ourselves into His loving hands.  We look to the Blessed Virgin Mary as a role model for abandoning ourselves to God's will. When we put ourselves in her place, could we do what she did with such holy confidence?  

The Annunciation by Philippe de Champaigne
"Blessed Mary, Mother of God, intercede for me with your Son.  I long to say Yes but I am afraid of what that means.  Guide me with your mother's hand so that I may know that all will be well." - 3 Minute Retreat from Loyola Press 


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