The other day I wrote about how Mama Mary’s “Yes” joined her will with the will of God. Here
I want to expand on that as I have been pondering it since writing it. For good to take over a soul, For God to be present and the Light to shine bright, it must be nurtured at all cost in order to battle the external evil throughout the world. Be it personal evils, (sins) that tempt us or external evils being that of which the world is falling into to. The excuse of the way society “just is” rather then the way society should be. “But everyone is doing it” should never be used as an excuse to sin or to not try to change it with good. Least society gets to the point of no return and living to do good, becomes more difficult to accomplish. Look at Sodom and Gomorrah.
Mama Mary, living in retrospect to her “yes” to God, grew in supernatural faith, through her humility at every second of her life. The second a woman finds out she is expecting, her entire life changes. She realizes she is no longer alone. Inside of her is another soul. She then does what she was designed to do, nurture it at all cost. Its impossible for a woman to forget she is pregnant. At conception, everything changes in a split second.The woman goes from being a woman, to being a mother. For a man, I can easily say, what a man takes his final vow to become a Catholic Priest, he is no longer just a man, able to do the things he once did before that vow, but rather now must adhere to the vow he took with God. In a split second, he is transformed from man, into so much more. At the very second of her yes, she was no longer Mary. I should say no longer the “Mary” everyone knew, but now in fact, became the Mother of God.
“But Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?” Luke 1:34
Its very difficult to forget your a mother and even more difficult to forget you have never had relations with a man to bring this child into the world. Every second after the moment of her “Yes”, became even more “Yes” to God. Yes to God, at the Presentation in the Temple, “The child’s father and mother were amazed at what was said about him; and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted (and you yourself a sword will pierce)* so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.” She knew as it had only been a few months earlier that the Angle had presented her with the news but God did not give her the words to express this, (He gave her the Word) I have to say for now, for the safety of the Holy Family, at that time. The event of dialogue was Mary’s “Spiritual Consolation” made manifest in the world in response to her yes to God. She grew in humility by saying yes again to God, by remaining silent and accepting all that came her way.
The finding of Jesus in the Temple and at His response to her: Why did you search for me? Did you not know that I must be about my Father’s business?”
Mary in no way could understand our Lords relationship with God the Father. Although being told, she could only understand her love and relationship with God. Just as today, in each and every soul on earth, no one can understand each souls personal love for God, but God. The personal relationship with God the Father known only to Him. Raising the Child, in the Holy Family, with Joseph as step father to our Lord was all she could do to bring a sense of “Normalcy” into the family for external eyes. She was being a Mother and protecting the Child from external forces that might have condemned Him for what His circumstances in life “Looked Like” to external eyes. Our Lord at this moment was allowing Mama Mary to understand His deeper connection to God the Father. Thus at this statement from Him, she was brought back to the first “Yes” and once again said “Yes” to God, by keeping this in her heart and growing in humility. Accepting once again the Will of God. She kept these things in her heart, knowing full well, God in His time, would reveal everything. Not her.
At every second of Mama Mary’s life, the first “Yes” to God, became living “Yes” with God at every second of her life. Including the Crucifixion of her Son. She did not hate. She did not back down from loving God, she simply accepted all that came with the simple first “yes” and followed everything up from that moment on with Yes God. Growing in deep humility for all that came her way, knowing it was the will of God she had said yes to at the first yes.
When we say yes to God, we are saying yes to everything. Not just what we like or what sounds good. We are accepting the struggles, the suffering and the trials with the understanding that God will never abandon us, but is using us for the benefit of others.
When you think your being tested, when the word has you down, never stop saying “Yes Lord”. Simply by saying Yes Lord, your saying no to the evil trying to turn you against Him.