And Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” – Luke 1:38
Today we celebrate the solemnity of the Annunciation of our Lord. Today a firm and courageous yes undid the ‘no’ of Eve. Today our Saviour took his place in the Virgin Mary’s womb. Today the Word was made flesh! Today we look to our Mother, Mary the Mother of God, and ask her to speak a word for us to her Son – that He may be born more fully into our lives; that we may not be scared or hard-hearted, but that we may surrender ourselves to His will. That we may say yes as Mary did.
Christ continually gives of himsef to us: in the Incarnation, in his Crucifixtion, even in the sacraments! Everyday, endlessly, Christ is offering himself to you: how will you respond?
Mary, cause of our joy, pray for us!