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The Encounter of Two “Yeses”

Typically, when I ponder the event of the Annunciation, I spend much time considering Mary’s act of faith in light of my own struggles with trust. I presume I am not alone in this way of thinking about the events recounted in Luke 1. However, today I would like to expand this reflection: 1. The “yes” that came first. Before Mary uttered her “fiat,” God was at work. This Fact is worth serious consideration and should surprise us. The struggle with sin following the fall of Adam and Eve in the garden, the constant turning to idolatry, …

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Everyday Fiats

Lent is a good time to reflect on charity and the divine “fiats” asked of us – even if it’s 5:45 in the morning. Mary had her fiat moment – her time to say “yes” or “no” to God. When the Angel Gabriel appeared to her and asked whether she would become the Mother of God, she had the choice in that moment to accept or decline. She, of course, gave her fiat, her “yes,” and the future of man was changed forever into eternity. We all have these moments – when God presents us …

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