The Feast of the Annunciation is celebrated today, which means that there are only nine more months of Christmas shopping remaining. Unfortunately, this day usually passes with little notice.
We need to remember that out of all of the women who have ever lived, Mary is the one chosen by God to give birth to the Son of God.
After Mary said “Yes,” earth and heaven were changed forever. God enters human history in the womb of a young woman in Nazareth.
“God so loved the world,” we are told. God came up with a plan and included Mary of Nazareth in it. Mary risked much by saying “Yes.” She didn’t know how the story would unfold, just like we don’t know how our story will unfold. However, she was obedient to the will of God.
Like Mary, we have been called to bring God to the world in the gospel message of Jesus Christ. May our answer to God’s call be as gracious as Mary’s.
Dear God, let it be with me according to your word. Amen. — TT