2013 Advent Reflection by Michelle Manning

Dec 09 2013

Luke 1: 26-38
Today’s Gospel is the story of the Annunciation, when the Angel Gabriel came to Mary
and told her that she will bear the Son of God. Gabriel also tells Mary that her cousin Elizabeth
who was barren will also bear a son. Mary willingly accepts God’s will saying, “Let it be done
to me according to your will.”
Mary is a true testament to having strong faith in God. Her “yes” is also known as “the
Fiat” in Latin which displays her acceptance of God’s will despite any fears or doubts she may
have. Her faith is an example of how we should trust and accept God’s will for He always
knows what is best for us.