Ark of the New Covenant– this title of Mary reminds us that she harbored and enfleshed Jesus, God’s Promised One. How different Mary’s life must have been after the Annunciation! How different our lives are because,in his great love, God sent his Son to be with us so that we might be one with each other and with God. Recently Kim Jong Un, leader of North Korea, met with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. While the details need to be worked out, we witnessed the leaders meeting at the demilitarized zone, shaking hands and at mutual invitation, each joining the other in crossing the long-standing border. The fate of nations is not at our hands, but we all have boundaries– borders that keep us from being at peace with our neighbors, ourselves or God. Let us look to Mary’s courageous example and respond to the voice of God that stirs within each of us.