As we begin the season of Advent we reflect upon the event that started it all. The Annunciation is when the Angel Gabriel came down to Mary, this event is covered in the old Basque folk carol Gabriel’s Message.
Mary says yes to the message from God and she becomes pregnant. Help us to be more like Mary and have the courage to say yes to our heavenly Father for whatever he asks of us. Many of us have separated who we are on Sunday with who we are the rest of the week. In order to build the kingdom here on Earth we need to let our faith come through and illuminate the world. As we have heard repeatedly we are to be a Light for the World. We need to shine in the darkness even though it seems to be getting darker, we know that the light will come again.