I often wonder how I would respond to being chosen. Chosen by G-D to carry hope. To carry love. To carry the divine. Would I have the courage to mutter the phrase, “Here I am, LORD”? Would I be willing to allow my body to go through all the changes that accompany pregnancy and childbirth for G-D?
On this Annunciation of Our Lord Jesus Christ to the Blessed Virgin Mary, I will take some time leaning into this story. Leaning into Mary’s courage, trust, and listening for where G-D calls me. And my prayer for all of us who are constantly being called is that we can respond by saying “here I am.”