As we begin a new year, the Church in her wisdom celebrates the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God, on January 1st. What better way could there be to start the year than by refocusing our attention on such a pure, holy Mother?
We respect, honor and love our earthly mothers for all that they have done for us, how much more we should do this for our heavenly mother. Before time began she was chosen as the mother of our Savior, God freed her from sin at the first moment of her Conception, knowing that at the right time she would freely give her yes to God. From all eternity God planned that this woman would be the mother of God yet since He will always respect our freedom, He sent an angel to invite her to accept this special role and she beautifully expressed her consent. Mary is no ordinary woman not only is she the Mother of God but at Calvary she became the mother of each of us.
Certainly the more we honor her, the more she will intercede that God’s richest blessings will be showered upon us. She is our mother, and cares for each of us as her own children. Let us resolve, to spend this year growing in love for our Blessed Mother, and asking her make to us ever more like her.