May it be done

October 7, 2016 6:00 am

“‘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) 

Mary freely and actively embraced God’s invitation to bear the Messiah. Many commentators highlight that the Greek expression denotes more than mere passive acceptance, indicating that she wishes or desires to fulfill God’s will in her life—“may it be done to me.” Unlike Zechariah, she welcomes the angel’s words uninhibited by doubt.

“Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women.” (Gospel Acclamation) 


Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak