“Be still and know that I am God.” Ps. 46:10
Stillness … Today the need for stillness is even greater. So many demands right before Christmas. So many distractions. Let me put all that aside and bring myself into the quiet before God. Let me begin to breathe the freedom of comfort in God’s presence.
Mary. Just saying her name brings calm to my soul. This is especially so when I reflect on how young, how vulnerable, how scared she must have been when an angel from God spoke to her the words that would change history.
Now I reflect prayerfully on those same words that came straight from her loving heart and made it possible for me to know the riches of God’s love: “Let it be done to me according to your word.” She said yes! She set the tone for all of us who follow her Son. His will. Not mine.Mary is my model. She is the perfect disciple. He “yes” is what I want to bring to the stable as I reflect once again on the gift of the Christ Child.
Come, Lord Jesus. Come into my heart and make it into the manger that accepted you so long ago. Come and be born anew within my soul.
Reflection: How can I make my faith journey like Mary’s How can I become more open to saying “yes”