Today Christians mark the Birth of Mary. Mary is the icon of Christian discipleship. We know that she was part of God’s plan from the beginning.

Do I see myself as having a part in God’s plan today? Am I able to accept responsibility for my part in God’s work? Can I be humble as Mary was? O god, I know that You have a plan for the human family that includes me. May today be a day when I humbly accept my part in it.