Advent Series: Mary: Our role model

The angel said,

“Do not be afraid Mary for you have found favour with God” – Luke 1:30

Today’s gospel reading brings to light a few interesting points:

  1. Mary knew it was medically not possible to conceive since she was a Virgin. Yet, she trusted in God and His plan.
    Do we trust in God when things aren’t going right in our life?
  2. Even though she was pregnant, her first thought was about her cousin, Elizabeth and how she could help her.
    Do we put the needs of others before us? Or do we think of ourselves only?
  3. Mary lived a life that was exemplary. A life of trust, humility and submission. And this found favour with God.
    Do we find favour with God by the life we lead?

Exercise
Can you pray ‘Mother Teresa’s Emergency’ novena today?

About Dr. Ehrlson de Sousa

Dr. Ehrlson de Sousa is currently a senior resident doctor in ENT at Goa Medical College. He hails from Porvorim and is an active member of Couples for Christ India, for over 15 years. Apart from writing for medical journals both national and international, his love and reverence for the teachings of the church inspired him to start writing about the catholic faith. His daily bible reflections offer great encouragement in the lives of many people, both young and old. He aspires to be a Saint and enjoys playing chess and table tennis in his free time.

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