Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Matthew 1:18-23

Mary had to face an enormous challenge to her faith and trust in God and in the faith of her family and Joseph.  She was asked to assume a burden of tremendous responsibility that required faith and trust in God and in his promises. She nonetheless believed and trusted in God’s promises. How ready are we to believe in the promises of God, even when faced with perplexing circumstances and what seems like insurmountable problems?  Hail Holy Queen, Mother of mercy – pray for us.