Blessed Virgin Mary – Our Model of Life I Say ‘YES’ to her BELOVED SON and accept JESUS CHRIST TO ENTER OUR LIVES
BVM bore Christ to the world and teaches us, how we should live.
Say ‘YES’ to her BELOVED SON and accept JESUS CHRIST TO ENTER OUR LIVES
Mary said “Yes” to the invitation to participate and partake in the communion of God’s love. She said ‘Yes’ to her beloved Son. “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” In those few words, the entire human history was changed forever. She confronted her own fears, but with astounding faith in God, entered a new way of living. So, must we.
For us Christians, Blessed Virgin Mary, is the foremost example of how we as Christians should live and accept the invitation of Jesus Christ to enter our lives, faithfully enduring the temptations and trials of this world, even as she experienced the trial and crucifixion of her Son and God. BVM teaches us, how FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST SHOULD LIVE and accept the invitation of Jesus Christ to ENTER OUR LIVES.
Let us as a community, following the example of the Most-Holy Theotokos, honor her birth through perseverance in prayer, rigidness in fasting and generosity in acts of mercy, so that our lives too may ascend from earth to heaven through the acceptance of Jesus Christ into our lives. All who say “Yes” to her beloved Son – and live their lives in that surrendered love, bear Christ to the world, will join with her in the fullness of that Communion of love.
Blessed Mary, the mother of God, allowed Son of God to dwell within her. We must allow Christ to dwell within. When we receive Jesus, He comes to dwell within us too. She surrendered to the Holy Spirit and allowed that reality to take hold of her heart. Through our own prayers and through her intercession, we must surrender to the work of the Holy Spirit. We must be a contemplative as “Mary took all these things and pondered them in her heart.” Meditating on Christ’s life, we must take that mentality to heart and again follow Mary’s example.
Noah said YES to God, to build the ark. Abraham, the Father of Faithful said YES to God, to sacrifice his only son, Isaac. Joseph said YES to God, to forgive his brothers, who sold him into slavery. Moses said YES, to God, to go to Pharaoh, to let the Israelites go. Samuel said YES to God responding, “Speak Lord, for your servant hears.” David, the Shepherd lad, said YES when God, to fight the giant Goliath with only a slingshot and a few stones. Daniel said YES, to God, not to bow down and worship other idols. Mary said YES when the angel told her she would carry God’s son, Jesus. The disciples said YES when Jesus asked them to leave everything behind and follow him.