When we hear the “Word became Flesh” we often think of Christmas. But today, on the Feast of the Annunciation, we can come to appreciate more fully the love of God. God’s love, mercy, compassion and forgiveness came to us because of the YES of our Blessed Mother. Our Lady said yes. At that moment, when she said yes, she was greeted by the words of Gabriel, Hail, full of grace.
Lent starts this Wednesday. And a popular question this time of year is, “What are you giving up for Lent? But a better question is, “What do you need to give up for Lent?” The best question is, “What do you need to give up for Lent to grow in holiness? Following the commandments of God is not a game to see how little we need to do. Rather, it is a path to God, so we know that we have been found.