Mary’s “yes”

“For nothing will be impossible with God.”

 

‘Yes’ has come among us. A light of hope shines to balance the darkness.

‘Yes’ was heard from near and far. It brought shepherds, angels, wise ones and the fear of a ruler. It was Mary’s “Yes’ that turned the world upside down.

If we listen closely we can hear that call today. We turn toward the sound of ‘Yes’ with hope. Hope- that our lives might emulate her decision that we, too, can carry God’s light.

Through the fog of hate and selfish living – through the noise of diversion and the fear of defeat, Mary’s ‘Yes’ arrives to show us a different way. It moves throughout this world searching for those in need and listening to those who feel they have no voice.

Saying yes is life changing, world changing.  What better time to reflect on Mary’s strong and courageous action. Did she know that faith-filled risks had to be considered for saving grace to shake a broken and scared world? Or did she just trust the angel’s explanation and move forward in her role as God-bearer?

Either way her example is before us. May we be inspired by her willingness, may we take the necessary risks to see the world changed once again.

like a kite…

Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.

 

Pray for kite-flying breezes so that new life, new ways of living might begin to shape a new country. The time is now.


Quote: Anaïs Nin

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The road I have begun

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My eyes already touch the sunny hill,
going far ahead of the road I have begun.
So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp;
it has its inner light, even from a distance–
and changes us, even if we do not reach it,
into something else, which, hardly sensing it,
we already are; a gesture waves us on,
answering our own wave…
but what we feel is the wind in our faces.

 

Quote- Rainer Maria Rilke, A Walk

Sunday’s door 

 

Standing before these two doors I can’t help but smile. They are unique both in color and shape. Passing through either door could feel like the beginning of an adventure.
We wake to another day filled with choices. Whether routine or unexpected – choices are always before us.

They can feel overwhelming – maybe because the choices we make are often held close to keep the options near (in case we change our minds). But like the passing of a minute, making one choice moves us forward on a unique path. It is best to follow that path with a lighter load.

May today’s choices feel settling and even bring delight.

 


Doors- Tokyo (Pinterest)