Monday, December 29, 2014

The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, is Anything But Solemn!

On January 1st, the Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.

I like Mirriam-Webster's definition of solemnity:   formal or ceremonious observance of an occasion or event.  Proms are formal. So are most weddings. They are certainly not solemn. In fact, they are celebrations.

So why should we celebrate Mary?  Because God chose her as the vehicle for His Son's entrance into the world. Because all of Heaven held its breath when she was asked to take on this incredible mission, and she said yes. 

Mary gave us the perfect example of how we should respond to God. No matter how impossible His request, He will give us the necessary tools and support to carry out our mission.

All we need to do is say yes. 

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