Blessed are the MeekFor they shall inherit the earth
“To what was (Our Lady) she asked to consent?
First of all, to the descent of the Holy Spirit, to surrender her littleness to the Infinite Love, and as a result to become the Mother of Christ.
It was so tremendous, yet so passive.
She was not asked to do anything herself, but to let something be done to her.
She was not asked to renounce anything, but to receive an incredible gift.
She was not asked to lead a special kind of life, to retire to the temple and live as a nun, to cultivate suitable virtues or claim special privileges.
She was simply to remain in the world, to go forward with her marriage to Joseph, to live the life of an artisan’s wife, just what she had planned to do when she had no idea that anything out of the ordinary would ever happen to her.
It almost seemed as if God’s becoming man and being born of a woman were ordinary.
The whole thing was to happen secretly. There was to be no announcement.”