Jesus Meets His Mother
We pray for the young people who are preparing themselves to follow Christ by a "yes" for their entire lifetime.
Mary said, "I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be done to me as you have said." (Luke 1:38)
The Virgin Mary enables us to understand the meaning of a definitive "yes". A woman from Puerto Rico, whose only son was preparing to make a commitment for his entire life, wrote to him these words: "Discovering your total live for God, I thought of the Virgin Mary. As a mother, Mary consented to what God had prepared." Then that mother continued: "My son, what can I do when God id acting? I cannot refuse God what belongs to Him."
Christ Jesus, you tell us, why worry? We cannot add a single day to our lives by worrying about it. And so, enable us to respond to your call by taking the risk of a yes for our entire lifetime.