Our Lady’s fiat was a “yes” to the proposal of God. Every day, our fiat must be a “yes” to what God proposes for that day. Obedience. Let us reflect on Caryll Houselander’s thoughts on our fiats.
”Our Lady said yes for the human race. Each one of us must echo that yes for our own lives.
We are all asked if we will surrender what we are, our humanity, our flesh and blood, to the Holy Spirit and allow Christ to fill the emptiness formed by the particular shape of our life.
…What we shall be asked to give is our flesh and blood, our daily life—our thoughts, our service to one another, our affections and loves, our words, our intellect, our waking, working, and sleeping, our ordinary human joys and sorrows—to God.
To surrender all that we are, as we are, to the Spirit of Love in order that our lives may bear Christ into the world—that is what we shall be asked.”