Saying yes

The angel of the Lord declared to Mary;
and she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
The Angelus

Philippine Annunciation, Basilica of the Annunciation, Nazareth

Philippine Annunciation, Basilica of the Annunciation, Nazareth

With Mary’s “Yes,”
the Word became flesh.

It’s that simple.

The “yes” of a poor woman in Nazareth became the way through which God became flesh in our midst.

Not “Yes, but…” – only Yes:

I am the handmaid of the Lord;
be it done to me, according to your word.

Will we let ourselves be servants of the Lord, seeking God’s will?

Will we say “yes” to the many small – and great – ways that God may become flesh in the world?

 

 

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