Total Consecration 2014: Day 21

Reading:
Luke 1: 39-56

from Pope St. John Paul II:
Redemptoris Mater, 12

Reflection:
Full of grace. That’s how the angel Gabriel described Mary at the Annunciation. I can just imagine that the grace is all the more abounding in Mary because she literally had to carry Jesus. You know, God. In her. Raise Him. No big deal. But why is she full of grace? Because she has faith. Not the wishy washy faith. But real, authentic, genuine faith., Her response to Gabriel’s announcement was a resounding yes and she could say yes because she responded to that faith she has in God.

Her grace overflows, and I can share in that grace just as her cousin Elizabeth shared in it by encountering Mary at the Visitation. As I prepare to consecrate myself to Jesus once again through Mary, I’ll remember her faith and her joy because of she is so full of grace.

Response:
Reflecting on the blessings God has given me, of which there are many. And I’ll strive to let my faith be more like Mary’s.

I’ll also pray a Rosary.

Totus tuus,
– JD

The Annunciation by Da Vinci // Wikipedia