And Jesus said to her, “Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come.” (John 2:4 NAB)
I have consecrated myself to the Blessed Virgin Mary on several occasions. I needed to do this. I wanted to do this. And yet, I have constantly struggled with this consecration, with this connection.
We have so little information, so few details about Mary, and it is often difficult for me to understand her at all. I would read the glimpse into her life in Luke’s Gospel—the angel Gabriel appearing as a divine messenger to this young woman, almost a child in my eyes. He asks if she would do the will of God and bear the Son of Man. And I wonder, was she for real?Read More