I’ve been thinking a lot about Mary recently. What a brave soul. What a faithful, believing girl. How would I have reacted to the angel’s news that I would be the one to mother God’s Son? Would I have been too afraid to accept it, too afraid of being an outcast in my community? Would I have been overwhelmed with how my family and fiance would react, too terrified to believe that God would protect and sustain me?
Mary is not like me at all. I am not at all like Mary. Where Mary was content, I would have had doubts. Where Mary invited God, I would have said no. I would like to think I would have reacted as Mary did, but I really don’t know what I would have done. Thank God, God knew who he was asking. He asked Mary, and not me.