About a month and a half ago I attended a girl’s night discussion hosted by St. Mary’s (of College Station, TX) resident Sisters of the Interior Life, entitled Mary: True Femininity.
After one of the sisters gave her talk, the floor was opened up for a Q and A regarding questions about Mary, or general questions about the faith. One question struck me as particularly important, and the remark of one of the women there inspired the title of this post. The question was regarding tips for discerning God’s will for our lives. Of course, it was related to Mary. Her Fiat, her ultimate Yes to the Lord, “Let it be done unto me,” is her Fiat.
But how did Mary come about this Fiat? What was different about her that made her able to bear the Son of God? Why is Mary so perfect? How did she align herself to do only the will of God for her?
The answer to all of those questions and more:
Hail Mary, Full of GRACE, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art though amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and a the hour of our death.
That is what Mary has. Yes, in the ultimate yes, Mary did get an Angel. But I think what we don’t realize daily, is that we have an angel too. Our Guardian Angel, who we often take for granted. I know that I do, often I get busy with life, and forget that I have an Angel constantly watching over me, constantly fighting in the battle for my soul. This is what we have.
Another important thing to keep in mind, is that we are able to obtain the perfection Mary did. We have the ability, not on our own, but we do have the ability to align our will with that of the Lord’s for us.
It’s a humbling thought for me, that I could be as perfect as Mary. I will never bear forth the Son of God in my womb…but I get to receive Him in me every time I go to Mass.
Mary got an Angel.
But we have the opportunity to obtain the same grace. We have our own Angels, a Mother who love us, and only wants to lead us to her Son, and an ever-loving, ever-merciful, and forgiving Father whose only longing is that of having His children return His love to Him.
It’s a comforting thought, no?