“Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” – Lk 1:38
to enter human lowliness and messiness
a peasant girl to bear God’s presence
to fulfill the long awaited Promise.
for Mary’s “yes”
though she did not understand
to fill her with Life.
for us to make space
though we hesitate fearfully
to fill us with life.
to enter our brokenness and magnify our joy
to surprise and to stay
whispering peace, “I Am here.”
What will we choose?
Many things happen to us each day that we did not choose: natural catastrophes, sicknesses, accidents, misunderstandings, negative or inconvenient feelings that flow through us, etc. Yet, even in our fearful hesitance or inability to understand, we can choose to trust that God is with us and humbly waits for our “yes” to fulfill the promise of bringing about greater life and love.
“Mary, pray for us. Help us to join you in saying “Yes” to trust in God’s promise.”