Friday 8th of December

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
 “I am the handmaid of the Lord.”

Luke 1:26-38

God speaks to us in many mysterious ways. Like Mary, may we be able to understand and accept His plan for us. Like Mary, may we allow ourselves to be an instrument of God’s plan, whatever it is. Saying yes to God is our greatest decision and our own simple contribution to the realisation of His kingdom. Nothing is impossible for God. Like Mary, we often ask how things could possibly be done. Our problems are great and numerous. How can we solve them? Our desires are big.

How can we achieve them? If only we have faith, God can do wondrous things in our lives. At all times, let us submit ourselves to God’s will. In the Lord’s prayer, we recite to let the will of God be done on earth as it is being done in heaven. Yet, we often do things according to our own ways, forgetting even to consult God. Like Mary, may we let all things be done according to the Word of God. Let us always seek His will through prayers, reading the scriptures, and consulting the elders in our community.

2023-12-08 Weekly Reading 4