“Mary said, ‘Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.’ Then the angel departed from her.” (LK 1: 38)
Today’s world prefers equality—between man and woman, between marriage and cohabitation, even between God and His creation. Nobody wants to be a “handmaid.” Our Lady changed the history of this world choosing to be a servant of God: “May it be done to me according to your word,” not mine. When marriage and family is based on respect for God’s will, everything becomes right.
“Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women.” (Gospel Acclamation)