Gospel Reflection 12/22/2022
Beautiful reflection. Mary’s joy is unbridled even in the midst of other pressing concerns. She humbly trusts... set aside for extraordinary tasks. May our joy this season be just as exuberant and may our trust be complete with the knowledge that we are about the Lord’s will, not our own.
Thank you for this inspiring and spiritually nourishing reflection!
Instead of turning to Mary and asking her to strengthen our trust in God, why don’t we do as she did and trust in God for ourselves? Ultimately, if we don’t, any intercession on the part of others on our behalf is not going to do it for us. Humility toward God is what opens us up to grace. This applies to everyone. See 1Peter 5:5-7; James 4:5-10; Galatians 5:16-26; Philippians 4:6-7; Proverbs 3:5-6; Matthew 6:25-34, 11:28-30; Psalms 37:7, 55:22; Isaiah 26:3-4, 30:15, 55:6-9; John 6:63; Romans 13:14; 6:13; 8:28.