Mary’s obedience brings love to all

December 23, 2009

And the angel said to her in reply, “The holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. And behold, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren; for nothing will be impossible for God.”

Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her. – Luke 1:35-38
Mary through her simple obedience to God, loves all people. It is her assent to God that allows the angels to tell the shepherds on Christmas day that he brings good news of great joy to all people.
Our simple obedience acts of obedience to God, which seem so small, widen the circle of people we can reach with God’s love. Today, look for small ways to obey God, knowing that obedience to God allows you to love more people.

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