Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Thank You Mary
I love art. It's like a language in itself. And hundreds of years ago, for the majority of people who were illiterate it spoke to them the story it was telling. And what a beautiful story these 2 paintings are telling. I am so very thankful to the Blessed Mother of God, Mary...could you imagine what humanity's eternal fate would've been had not Mary been obedient? Thankfully she was and replied: 38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38.
I just read this astonishing statement made on the Called to Communion blog, it perfectly speaks truth... Eve, by her disobedience, became the mother of all the dying. Mary, by her obedience, became the Mother of all the living, i.e. those living with the supernatural and eternal Life of God.
I also came across this article with such awesome advice...
As Mary was asked to bear the Christ-child we are asked to bear Christ Jesus in our word. Jesus left us to continue His work—by the power of the Holy Spirit. There is a saying that says, “you’re the only Jesus some will ever see.” But sharing the message of Jesus is more than speaking words, it is doing the stuff that Jesus did. It is our job to love people the way Jesus did and to share the good news of the life that Jesus has to offer. It is our responsibility to respond like Mary to the call to bring Jesus into the world. God gave Mary a big and important job that she didn’t know how to do, and we have been given an important job (sharing the good news with our neighbors). And we might not know how to do it. But the Holy Spirit will empower us to do the things Jesus did as the Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary. It might not be easy. Say “yes,” to the overshadowing of the Holy Spirit. Love the unlovable. Pray for someone. Give to the needy. This is the best way we can celebrate Christmas.