Dear Brothers and Sisters,
…she was of all creatures the most utterly submissive to God. Her reply to the angel when she said simply: “Be it done to me according to your word” contained all the mystical theology of our ancestors. Everything was reduced, as it is today, to the complete and utter self-abandonment of the soul to God’s Will under whatever form it was manifested.
This beautiful and lofty disposition of Mary's soul is admirably revealed in those simple words: "Be it done to me". Note how perfectly they agree with those words which Our Lord wishes us to have always on our lips and in our hearts,: "Thy Will be done"...
If anyone has read the book *Abandonment to Divine Providence *by Father J.P. de Caussade, SJ, you may recognize the quote above. I wonder how often we repeat our own "Yes", our own "Be it done to me", when we are faced with difficulties and trials. It is good to ponder as Mary did and to live our "Yes" as she did in whatever happens from day to day, from moment to moment, depending solely on God's Grace to work all things unto good.