Today’s readings speak of two women who submitted themselves completely to God. God’s power can be manifested in the physical realm only when ‘Faith’ meets ‘Surrender’. These two mighty women witnessed their reward! When we meditate on the response of the Blessed Mother we realize how much of a prophetess she was. She had full awareness of the struggle of her people and the dire need of a saviour, a messiah. How beautiful and eloquent her response when an angel of God had just shared such shocking news. Shock and fear ordinarily overwhelm us to such a degree that thinking straight becomes a challenge. However look at the Spirit filled response of a young maiden: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour!” Her entire being rejoicing in uncontainable joy and awe. We who are baptized in the Holy Spirit should be much more humble, much more joyful, praise filled and hope filled because God lives in us! Are we living proof of this truth?
Prayer: Abba Father, take control of every cell in our being so that we may be witnesses of your love, to a love starved world. Amen.