Mary embraces God's will in full and joyful obedience, once she is sure that it is God who is calling her to be part of
His plan of salvation.
St Angela encourages each one to freely respond to God's inspirations and respects the integrity of each person's
response in co-operating fully with God's plan in joyful freedom.
Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid
of the Lord. May it be done to me
according to your word.
Obey the inspirations of the Holy Spirit,
constantly to be heard in your heart.
St Angela Merici
The Annunciation - Simone Martini
Yahweh said to Abram,
"Leave your country, your family
and your father's house,
For the land I will show you.
I will make you a great nation."
Yahweh said to Moses, "Go to
Pharaoh, King of Egypt,
and tell him to let the sons of
Israel leave his land."
Then I heard the voice of the Lord
"Whom shall I send? Who will be
I answered, "Here I am, send me."
Go now to those to whom I send
And say whatever I command you.
Christ became obedient unto death,
Even to death on a cross.
may we listen attentively to the inspirations of your Holy Spirit,
so as to discern your will for our lives.
May we accept your will with love and full freedom, no matter the cost,
following you and serving you wherever you may lead us
and serving you and your people in whatever way you show us.
May we be zealous disciples in bringing your Good News to the
world and establishing your Kingdom on earth.
Further Scripture passages for prayer and Reflection:
1 Samuel 3:1-18 Speak, Lord, your servant is listening
Psalm 40:7-11 I come to do your will
Hebrews 10:3-10 The True Sacrifice
Matthew 26:36-46 Agony in the Garden
John 6: 37-40 The will of the One who sent me