April 4, 2016: The Annunciation

Let it be with me according to your Word. (Luke 1: 38)

            Mary was a young woman engaged to be married. Very soon, she would be Joseph’s wife. She had her dreams and expectations. Then the angel Gabriel came to her door and put her plans into a whirlwind. He announced to her that she had found favor with God, she would conceive a son, and he would be called the Son of the Most High. “How can this be?” she said, “I am a virgin and am engaged to Joseph. I have plans.” Even though Mary had plans, she said yes to what God was now asking of her. If we truly listen to God, are we willing to allow his Word to change our plans? 

Fr. Joe Deardorff, C.PP.S. (Cincinnati)

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