Sunday, May 9, 2010

Could You?

Could you say yes to God's request?

Could you say yes if it meant changing your life drastically from what you had planned?

Could you say yes if you knew you would have a 50-50 chance of getting stoned to death in the next few months?

Could you say yes if you knew you would have to watch your son, daughter, or loved one, die a most gruesome death?

Could you say yes on the spot, without even thinking about it (like you might be right now)?

Blessed Mother, you said yes to our Father without fear of the hardships it might bring. Please pray that we, too, can say yes to all the little requests God makes of us each day.

A very Blessed Mother's Day to all mothers - living and deceased.


Mary N. said...

Thank you, Michael, for the Mothers Day wishes and the reflection :)

Cinzia said...

Hello Michael

I love what you write - everything you write is beautiful, meaningful, clear as crystal and very thought provoking. What you write always make me stop for a while and really THINK.

I don't usually leave comments because there wouldn't be much to add that is of any value :-) but I am a regular reader of your fantastic blog.

As a mum of four, I hope and pray that I too can say "yes" to God to anything He asks of me. I think I can honestly say I would be happy to give up my life for HIM. But saying yes while knowing that it would mean a horrific death and lots of pain for one or more of my children, I don't know .... don't think I would have the strength for that.

Thank you for a beautiful post on Mothers' Day - and all the other, previous posts. Keep up the great work and God bless.

Ciao! Cinzia

Michael said...
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Michael said...

Mary - you are quite welcome!
Cinzia - Thank you for the kind and encouraging words. It's great to know you are out there thinking about God as well.

I hope you both had a blessed day!

the booklady said...

A beautiful post! I thank you for your consistently faithful witness, these encouraging words and kind wishes on Mother's Day. This can be a happy day, but it can also be a day full of emotion. It hasn't been one of my better Mother's Days (and I've had more than my share of GREAT ones!) so it was very nice to read your post and put things back in perspective.

God bless you!

Gabriella said...

Thank you, Michael.

Why, oh why, is it so difficult to say 'yes, behold the handmaid of the Lord'! - How much we owe to our Blessed Mother for having said 'yes'!!!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Oh what a difficult question Michael. What a difficult question!

How many of us would really say YES if our life depended on it?

Got bless you for and inspiring post.

Daily Grace said...

You always make me stop and think;and I often question myself on what you have written.

Thank you for this beautiful post!


Anonymous said...

Lovely post Michael. Mary was so young and yet she had so much courage and conviction. Thank you for the Mother's Day wishes.

Happy Catholic said...

As usual Michael, beautiful post. There is so much trust, so much wisdom in Mary's YES. She didn't equivocate or panic or think of herself - she thought first of God. One thing that strikes me as particularly wise - bearing in mind that evil can disguise itself as an angel of light ' - she replied " Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done unto me according to HIS will'. Someone who was not so God-centered and not as wise could have very easily been taken in by the awesome sight of the Archangel Gabriel and said the biblical equivalent of " I will do whatever you want" - rather than saying "I consent to whatever God wills for me"

She is so smart. So beautiful, and I am so thankful that we have an opportunity to love her!

Thanks again for the great post!