22nd August – Queenship of Mary

Today’s gospel was the Annunciation from Luke. In my few words afterwards I spoke about the first words that we spoke as toddlers: Mama, Dada, Nana, etc. Probably before any of these were spoken however, we learned the word NO! As Christians, the perfection of our life is to say YES to the Will of God. No better helper with this ‘Work in Progress’ than our Lady. When she was asked to be the mother of the Saviour, she gave a big YES: “I am the handmaid of the Lord, let what you have said be done to me.”