Today the Mother of God chooses to say “yes” to Mystery. And as she listens to the voice of the Angel Gabriel, God waits. According to the poet, Denise Levertov, God waits for her to make that choice integral to all humanness before the Holy Spirit envelopes her in a shadow.
“Aren’t there annunciations of one sort or another in most lives?”she asks. When that divine kairotic moment casts its shadow over us, God waits for us to decide, not like King Ahaz who tests God, but like the Virgin of Nazareth who chooses to enter into the Mystery of Salvation.
Maybe on this ancient holy day we will hear a messenger announce to us Hail, space for the uncontained God. It is the beginning of following our Mother into Mystery!