Monday 9 April 2018
The Annunciation of The Lord.
Isaiah 7:10-14, 8:10. Psalm 39(40):7-11. Hebrews 10:4-10. Luke 1:26-38.
Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will—Psalm 39(40):7-11.
Mary, sometimes I envy you of the straightforward way God revealed what he wanted of you.
An angel appears and tells you what is to happen. All you have to do is accept that, as terrifying and as bewildering as it must have been. We have no angels appearing before us to dictate the direction of our lives. We need to discern God’s will among the myriad passions and fears and forces that confront us daily.
But perhaps discerning what action to take is not that difficult. What upsets us is our weakness of will to go down that road less taken. You, too, were a frail human being, Mary, but you allowed God to fill you with his grace, his love.
Pray for us, Mother of Jesus, that we may accept our weakness and be filled with God’s strength.