“The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.”
In this year of 2011, the actions this day commemorates still shape our lives. The message to Mary and Mary’s “yes” even today give light and spark to our everyday existence. Because of the great compassion of God to humble himself in order to save us and because of the willingness of his human partner to choose to work with him, we live in hope. No matter how messy our lives can become, they have meaning, our existence has purpose, we are able to believe, to hope and to truly love because of the actions this day commemorates. What we commemorate today is the life that surges through us now because of the God who made us, the God who loves us and the “yes” of a woman filled with his love.