The Feast of Mary the Mother of God - Monday, January 1, 2018

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Father Paul Voisin

January 1, 2018

Today, the Feast of Mary the Mother of God, we celebrate the life of Mary.  The 'Yes' of Mary to the Angel Gabriel meant in so many moments of her life God asked for another 'Yes'.  Each time we meet the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Scriptures we see her facing another mystery.  But, filled with faith and confidence in the faithfulness of God, Mary gave her 'Yes' over and over again.  In our human condition it is not as easy for us to give that 'Yes' over and over again.  We want to be in control.  We want that OUR will be done, not the will of God.  Despite our words each time we pray the Our Fatter, we struggle with our 'Yes' to God.  May this Feast, and the example of Mary, help us to walk in faith and give our 'Yes' to God.