Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Feast of Our Lady's Nativity
Today we celebrate the birthday of Mary. She lived in a tiny village, was just one of the children but God had chosen her from before her birth to be the Mother of Jesus. Mary did not know this and even when visited by the Angel Gabriel, she could have said "no". God invites us, but never forces us to do anything. I hope He keeps pursuing us when we do not heed His invitations, but Mary was faithful and is a model for us.
I guess I am realizing what it must have meant for her to say "yes" to being the Mother of Jesus. She suffered greatly, but now spends time consoling us in all our troubles!