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Run Time: 8:06. Gospel: Lk 1:26-38.
So then, how can we avoid presumption, laziness, stress, depression, or even obsession with details? The answer, of course, is to be found through prayer. It seems to me that Mary’s response to the angel – although Luke records that she pondered this in her heart – very little time passed before she made a decision. And this is only possible because she knew God in a very intimate way, and recognized what He was asking. It is through prayer that we remain open to God’s prompting through the Holy Spirit. It is through prayer that God gives us an open channel of communication to our souls so that He can send us whatever we need most, whether it’s courage, or comfort, or even fortitude.