Feast of the Immaculate Conception

I read a great quote about Mary today about the Wedding Feast of Cana, when Mary said to the attendants, “Do whatever he tells you.”  Mary knew she had to step aside and let her Son work.

Just maybe today’s Feast is a reminder for us to cooperate with the plans of God;  to get out of the way and let the work of God happen.  Just like Mary did…

Put another way, our ego, our self-centeredness can often get in the way.   One priest in a conversation we had last week, shared the observation that when we hear about the good another person or group or church is doing, we often dismiss it, rather than seize the moment to join in that good work, the good work of God.

When can we join with others to advance the Kingdom of God, here on Earth as it is in Heaven?

In recent days, I heard about an effort begun in the Saratoga Area entitled, “Pray 60.”  In the coming weeks, I will be speaking with parish leaders to see how we here at St. Mary’s, Crescent might join in this effort come the new year.

Mary’s many yeses of her life were always about her getting out of the way and making room for something greater.  May Mary be our reminder and our example that ultimately our lives need to be about GOD.