“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Luke 1:38

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Then Mary said,

“Here am I, the servant of the Lord;

let it be with me according to your word.”

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– Luke 1:38 (NRSV)

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REFLECTION…

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Our Lady yields to God’s will

with prompt obedience – unreservedly.

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Mary, combining humility and obedience,

responds perfectly to God’s will.

She, shows us how we are to accept unequivocally

and trust fully in His plans for us.

Mary teaches us how to say “yes” to the Lord.

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AMEN!…

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"What is the word,

which in the language spoken by Mary,

corresponds most closely to her expression of acceptance?
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When a Jew wished to say to God, "yes, so be it,"

he said "Amen!"

If we try to go back to the exact word

that came from Mary’s lips,

we arrive precisely at the word "Amen."
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Amen is a Hebrew word,

the root of which means to be solid, to be certain;

it was used in the liturgy

as a response of faith to the Word of God. […].

It indicates faith and obedience at the same time;

it recognises that what God says is true

and one submits to it.

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It is to say "Yes" to God.”

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.– from an Advent reflection by Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa.

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Amen, my Lord, my God, Thy will be done!

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