Mary’s response to the word of God is perfect. Her faith-fullness to God was lived on quietly but profoundly. In her hidden and silent sacrifices, Mary placed herself fully at the service of God.

Do I ask Mary to intercede for me? Am I willing to model my own faith-fullness on her’s? How open am I to be inspired by Mary’s quiet, sublime fidelity?

Dear Jesus, thank you for the gift of Your mother. May I have the humility to seek Mary’s intercession, and may You grant what she asks.