Magnificat for the Madonna

Madonna and child
“Madonna and Child,” Photo by Grant Whitty on Unsplash

A pre-Advent meditation…

I’m thankful that a teenage girl in a backwater village said yes –
Yes to sideways glances.
Yes to whispered (and not-so-whispered) accusations.
Yes to suspicion from family and neighbors.
Yes to the possibility of going it alone.
Yes to a million and one other things she couldn’t know would happen.
Yes through her fear.
Yes through her doubt.
Yes to being shaken…to becoming unshakable.
Yes to bearing the future of the world –

May we too say yes to the blessing in our soul.