SOLEMNITY OF THE
BLESSED VIRGIN MARY,
THE MOTHER OF GOD
OUR MOTHER, TOO!
played a major role in the salvation
history. After God made the universe and fashioned humanity in His image and likeness, God
decided to become flesh. The Angel
Gabriel asked Mary if she would be willing to help God. Giving Mary this choice placed the all
powerful God at the mercy of Mary, a
had the opportunity to refuse the Angel by saying “no”. Instead, Mary, a humble peasant girl from a
little known place in the world, heard the Angels word in her heart , and she
heard another voice whispering, “Mary, will you let My Will be done?” mary uttered her reply with words that God
longs to hear from all His creatures, including us: “Here is your servant,
Lord, may your kingdom be born through me.”
Mary’s fervent response, “ the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” with
her simple and powerful “yes”, Mary gave her body to be a place for God’s son. Mary became the Mother
of God, and our Mother, too.
owe Mary an enthusiastic thank you for
bringing Jesus into our world, into our hearts and our lives. Through time. God
recalls Mary’s enthusiastic reply and longs to hear every baptized Christian
utter Mary’s tender consent. “Oh my God,
also take my body to do your will.”
Today, Mary longs to hear these same words from us as well.
place does Mary hold in your prayer life?
When was the last time you told God you were ready to do His will? After you receive Jesus in the Eucharist, do
you thank His Mother for what you have received?
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