Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception – 

In today’s Gospel Mary pondered what kind of greeting this might be. Do we stop to ponder the events in our lives as to why they occur at the moment they occur? I wonder how long it took for Mary to grasp what was happening and how long it took to reply. As we reflect on today’s Gospel, let us ask Mary to help us be attuned to the voice of her Son and His Spirit speaking in the quiet of our heart. Only then can our life in God be truly authentic and not in just being what we do.