Fr. Bill’s homily this morning was brief but good. The beauty of Mary’s “yes,” he said, was that she said yes not only to giving birth to Jesus as a virgin, but that she said “yes” to the mystery of God. She had no idea about what that yes would require; and certainly she had no idea that yes would mean seeing her son’s crucifixion.
We have to say “yes” to things, too. And more than saying yes to a specific thing, perhaps we ought to say yes to the mystery God wants to work in our lives.
And we must do so as Mary did: with faith, with joy, and with love!
I’m praying that Mary might increase my faith, joy, and love, so that I can follow her example and St. Augustine’s advice: “Mary carried Him in her womb; let us carry Him in our hearts; she gave birth to the Savior; let us give birth to praise.”
Mary, Handmaiden of God: Pray for Us!