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Mary, Mother of God

January 1, 2017

THE FIRST BELIEVER OF IMPOSSIBLE THINGS

At Christmas, we celebrate Mary’s belief and the fact that she said yes.  We can almost imagine Mary looking that the Angel Gabriela and saying, “Tell God, I said yes.”  And Like Mary, we say yes – by virtue of our Baptism – each and every day.  Like Mary, we say, we are servants of the Lord.  Let it be done according to your word.

Like Mary, we don’t have to figure it all out, we simply have to believe in what is already here.  And if we can do that, then we become like Mary every time we receive the Eucharist for we too bear God within us.

Like Mary, we are called to believe in impossible things.  And perhaps on our own these impossible things seem to be what they are:  impossible.  For how can we really bring about peace on Earth?  How can we be light for the world and salt for the earth?

CLICK HERE for the readings for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 67; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:16-21)

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