We see Mary willfully surrender her will to God’s will for her destiny. Surrendering to God’s will can evoke fear in our hearts, raise questions, instill resistance. It can be quite costly or difficult. We may be misunderstood or judged harshly by people surrounding us. And yet, there’s enormous freedom, authority, and joy in saying “yes” to God’s destiny for our lives.

-Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE

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