The angel said to Mary: “The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; hence, the holy offspring to be born will be called Son of God.” Mary said: “I am the servant of the Lord. Let it be done to me as you say.”
As a rule, we are given, as Mary, only the bare essentials about the future. To prepare for what will come, we are
usually told no more than we need to know. Three things: trust God, love others, and be agreeable to what divine providence has in store for you. When Gabriel asked Mary to be the mother of the Messiah, there was no contract signed, no job description, no haggling over terms or going through agents. Mary simply greeted God’s plan of love with unwavering trust, pure love.
JESUS SPEAKS TO YOU
“My Father will bless you, and so will I, if you learn to trust as my mother did. When it came to God’s plan for salvation, she agreed without wavering, without bargaining, without doubting. She didn’t make things difficult for my Father. She didn’t demand further explanations or assurances. She just said, ‘Let it be done to me as you wish.’ This must be your attitude as well.”
Jesus, my Lord, help me control my worries. I don’t know what God has in store for me, but neither did your mother. She learned, through prayer and patience, to go with each day as it came along. She learned how to be your good mother by trusting God and keeping a hopeful heart. Let me let it be done to me —her way. Amen.