So little is really known about Mary, yet there are countless poems, hymns, songs, prayers and plays about her. When a person seems larger than life we seems to resort to imagination and symbol. One thing is for certain, however, and that is Mary’s simple “Yes.” Mary chose to say yes to God’s invitation. That “yes” was perhaps the most important choice in human history. Sometimes I think we forget that our “Yes” to God is really all that is required. God simply does the rest. Our trust in God’s presence does not make it easy but it does give meaning to all we do.
Fr. Richard, OFM