Today Catholics all around the world honor Mary, the Mother of Jesus. In our faith tradition, Mary took a huge step of faith with her ‘yes’ to God’s request through Angel Gabriel. She risked death (they stoned pregnant-out-of-wedlock women back then) but she said yes to God, anyway.
Despite her fears, despite not knowing how her betrothed, Joseph, would take it.
She said, ‘yes.’ Let it be so. Let it be as You have said.
She trusted God, completely, and moved forward by faith letting her yes become Love incarnate within her.
At early church this morning, our Deacon said, “God does not call the qualified, but qualifies the called.”
Something to think about!
Here’s an inspiring song from musician Sarah Hart (of whom I have written previously, click here to read about her) that has blessed me tremendously. During an 8-day silent retreat two years ago I played it over & over, the words melted tough stuff in my mind & opened up my heart to God’s healing graces.
Sarah Hart, Let it Be So (from her “This Winter’s Eve’ compilation.)
Taking Mary’s example to heart, may we offer up “Let it be so” to God’s nudging in our lives, opening our hearts wider that God’s Heavenly paintbrushes (& chisels) may mold & shape us into works of Divine Art, where somehow, someway, God’s Light may shine through us today.
grace, peace & open hearts
Virginia : )