O Mary! Today by your conception you have brought our Savior to the world. Today the Godhead has become one with our humanity in such a permanent bond that nothing can break it—not our ingratitude, not death itself. (St. Catherine of Siena)
Mary is the model for all of us on our journey of faith. She pondered God's word in her heart and contemplated his salvific deeds. By her faith-filled and uncompromising “Yes” she became the Mother of the Redeemer and gave life to the world. God is speaking to each one of us too; he is asking us to let go of all our fears and insecurities to follow him unreservedly. We all carry God's word in our hearts, but it requires our own “Yes” in order to bear fruit. Mary didn't have all the answers, but she placed her complete confidence in the Lord. Will you?
“The Almighty has done great things for me and holy his his name!”