The Mother of God’s Service
St. Mary became great through her service and her quietness. She always put God first and that is why she was always willing and ready to serve others. At the Annunciation, St. Mary did not even give herself the right to stop and think about this manner of conception planned by God, foreign to the natural course of things and which could possibly have jeopardized her family name and consequently ruined her life. The humble St. Mary did not question the role destined for her, but replied that she would willingly serve as the handmaiden of the Lord, with no excuses.
Immediately following her acceptance of the Annunciation by Archangel Gabriel, she left her home and went to serve her elderly relative, Elizabeth, whom she had learned was also going to have a son.
Throughout her life, she continued to serve her holy family and those around her. We can see this in her Son’s first miracle, changing the water into wine at the wedding at Cana of Galilee. Without waiting until someone asked for help, she noticed the need and took it upon herself to help the wedding party with their problem, in the way that she knew how. She spoke to her Son and explained the problem, confident in His care and His response to her. From this precious interaction, we saw how valuable her word and requests are to Him.
We ask her to intercede on our behalf, before her beloved Son, that He may forgive us our sins.