Saturday, May 15, 2010

EASTER JOY: Thy Will Be Done

When Mary said to the Angel “Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum” (let it be done to me according to your Word she accepted God’s plan for her and all of us.

Her "fiat" changed the whole world. We have hope in our own lives today, because Our Lady said "yes." What we have to remember is that our own "yes" today will also have an effect on the world around us.

Mary's "yes" and ours, too, come with a risk. It means surrendering to God's plan in our lives and giving ourselves over to the mystery of God and His great love for all of us. Like Mary, God is calling us to live a life of holiness. This life of holiness may even be calling us to a vocation in His Church.

We have the ultimate choice, to say "yes" to Him. When we are discerning this calling, Mary is the perfect example of answering the call and saying "yes" to God. She had the the courage to say "yes" to God, and she did. God gives all of us the same virtue that He gave to Mary. The next time that you’re praying about your vocation, think how Mary said "yes" to God and how much courage that took for Her to do. During this month of May, we honor Mary for accepting His call to live a life of holiness. Will you say yes to God?

Here’s a Catholic take on the familiar Fiat Ad. So, is Fiat about a car or a properly conformed will? You decide: Here is the Catholic Version of the Ad:

Contributed by one of our Marianist high school students