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Today's Gospel: Luke 1:26-38 - Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe


Yearly we gather at the convocation for deacons and their wives. God never fails to deposits treasures in our hearts, as we celebrate mass together, fellowship and listen to teachings.

This year as Bishop Noonan began the mass, I raised my eyes to view the cross. To my surprise, there was no crucifix behind the altar. Instead was a beautiful stained-glass window depicting the Annunciation. Being a visual person, my gaze fixed upon it. Looking at Mary kneeling before the Angel Gabriel, she seemed to be looking back at me. As I studied the window further, I could see a cross above Mary’s head. Then, as if a text was coming from heaven, the words written under the cross, “I am with you,” popped out at me as did Mary’s response, “Be it done unto me.”

Mary’s “Yes” came with a cross. Is that why the Angel Gabriel said, “Do not be afraid?” Our “Yes” also comes with a cross. Like Mother Mary, we must put our trust in God alone with the assurance He is with us even at the cross.

God calls His people to walk unknown paths. Moses walked through the Red Sea. Peter walked on the water. The Virgin Mary birthed the Savior of the world. What was St. Juan Diego asked to do? (Today is the feast of our Lady of Guadalupe.) What will God ask you to do? As you surrender daily to our Savior, forget not the words of Angel Gabriel “Do not be afraid!” Jesus promises His people, “I am with you.”

This stained-glass window presented a souvenir for my soul that I will always treasure. May I daily have the courage like the Blessed Mother to say, “May it be done to me according to your word.”



What is God calling you to do? Are you willing to follow Him along an unknown path?



Dear God, thank You for the treasures found in in our Catholic faith. Let us follow the example of Mary by responding daily, “May it be done to me according to your word.”

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