Prepared and Ready
Today we celebrate the Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple as a small child.
This great feast of the Church isn’t known to us from Holy Scripture, but from Holy Tradition and it reveals to us the reason why Mary was able, in her teenage years, to say “Yes” to the Archangel Gabriel when he came to her to tell her she was going to be the mother of the Messiah.
From her earliest years, she was being prepared by her close proximity to God in His temple, to know Him when she met Him.
And just like her, we will be able to say “Yes” to God and His will for our lives when we wisely make ourselves both ready and familiar with Him and His gentle, loving voice, when we begin being ready by being in His House and knowing His ways through the faithful rhythm of prayer and worship.
Today, let us go to the House of the Lord and be ready to say “Yes” by being so familiar with Him Who loves us more than we, ourselves, know how to love!
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