On 25th MARCH it is nine months until Christmas Day!
On this day the Church remembers the ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD. This is when the Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary to deliver God’s invitation to play her part in the salvation of all mankind.
This was not an order, it was an invitation. Although Mary was conceived without sin for this great purpose, God invites us all to play our part in the salvation of the world, particularly our friends and family. We are made able to say yes like Mary through the grace of our baptism.
God never forces us but always invites. Many people don’t take up this invitation because they don’t feel they can or that they are not good enough for such a calling. We ask the Blessed Virgin Mary to pray for us, that we would answer God’s call as willingly as she did as we pray: Hail Mary…
Prayer: Each day pray a Hail Mary, asking her to pray for you throughout the day ahead.