Friday, December 30, 2005
The Solemnity of Mary
The Solemnity of Mary has always been one of my favorite days. It falls on the day that begins the new year, and to me that has always been a reminder concerning how to put the next year in perspective.
If we begin each year by thinking about Mary in her role as the Mother of God, it can focus us on her traits and virtues. Above all, I think about how she embraced the will of God and acccepted her part in His plan. Marys' acceptance of the Fathers' will brought both joy and suffering to her life. This is the same for all of us.
I begin each year thinking about her words concerning her Son at the wedding at Cana, "Do Whatever He asks of you."