“I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” – Luke 1:38
This is the scene: Some time after the betrothal of Joseph and Mary, but before they consummated the marriage, the angel Gabriel announced to Mary that God chose her to give birth to the long-awaited Messiah.
This is the question: “How this is possible, since I’m a virgin?”
This is the answer: “The power of the Most High will overshadow you, so the baby to be born will be called the Son of God.”
This is the consequence: According to the Law in Deut. 22:23-24, death by stoning for adultery. According to Gabriel, the birth of God-with-Us.
This is the response: “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.”
This is what bothers me: I don’t know if I would have been as brave as Mary.