Risking it for Jesus.

“After Annunciation”

This is the irrational season

when love blooms bright and wild.

Had Mary been filled with reason,

there’d have been no room for the child.

-Madeleine L’Engle

Post-a-day #1

I started this post a few days ago,aiming to publish it at the first of Advent. Now, as the first of December has now dawned upon us, I think it’s more than appropriate to be thinking about not only the Christmas season,  but also Jesus.

In today’s case, His mother Mary.

My Catholic friends and I may never completely, fully agree on what to do with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, but I think we can agree on one thing: She is a model Christian that abandoned human sensibility for the sake of the kingdom of God, and is therefore, to be respected. Risking abandonment, a broken engagement, and being ostracized, Mary chose to bear the Son of God at what is believed to be a very young age (13 or 14). Not an easy task.

This Christmas (and for the rest of your life), what will you risk for Jesus? I believe Mary’s story captures model obedience to the Lord and a trust in the fact that He will, to quote Julian of Norwich, “make all things well.” I encourage you to neglect the reason of the world this Christmas and to focus on an obedience that allows you to say “Yes” to God in all situations.



One thought on “Risking it for Jesus.

  1. I agree, Sarah, we can learn a lot from the life of Mary. She accepted God into her life in a way we will never know, and she suffered because of it as well. What mother could have stood at the foot of that cross and watch their child die such a horrific death and not be angry? And yes, because she said, yes, we have a beautiful role model of faith.

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