Sunday’s Gospel is the greatest “yes” to God in the history of saying “yes” to God. Why?
After all, Mary isn’t the only woman in the Bible to have a child under miraculous circumstances. Not to overlook the whole “Son of God” thing, but there’s something else going on here.
When an angel tells Sarah she’s going to have a child, she laughs it off.
When an angel tells Zechariah that his wife Elizabeth is going to have a child, he doubts it.
But when an angel tells Mary she’s going to have a child, she wants details. And that makes all the difference.
Mary says “tell me more.”
When the angel does, Mary’s response sounds a lot like what her son will say in the Garden on Good Friday. Which should be no surprise. After all, He is His mother’s son.
More on this tomorrow.