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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first step

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.

 


Quote: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Photo: Linda Hannum

 

Community of truth

 

We are participants in a vast communion of being,
and if we open ourselves to its guidance,
we can learn anew how to live in this great and gracious community of truth.


Quote: Parker Palmer
Photo: Danny Moore

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