Today’s gospel reading from Luke is very human. Mary hears from the angel Gabriel, and his message is quite unbelievable. Mary wants to know how. How can she have a son?
God speaks in a wide variety of ways. It is not uncommon to wonder “How? How on earth is this gonna happen?” Another reaction might be hesitancy. “I don’t want to. But I hear you calling me to this, God.”
Mary’s faith is great, but it didn’t come without questions. It is okay to question. When we have heard God’s voice, however we have heard it, it is our response that matters. “May it be done to me according to your word.” That response from Mary was a response of faith.
Today, ask yourself the question: What does God want? Then ask God the question. Be open to the surprise or shock of the answer.
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