Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday, 2nd Week: Feast of the Annunciation

“Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” – Lk 1:38

God chose
to enter human lowliness and messiness
a peasant girl to bear God’s presence
to fulfill the long awaited Promise.

God waited
for Mary’s “yes”
though she did not understand
to fill her with Life.

God waits
for us to make space
though we hesitate fearfully
to fill us with life.

God chooses
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.”

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