VISUALIZATION: From your sacred space, take 5 looong, deeeep breaths. Set a timer if you need. Try to spend at least 5 minutes here. Bring your focus to just one part of your body that you know needs healing, strength, or improvement. Imagine Jesus, as the divine physician, present with you, holding this part of you and you are looking back at him as he heals it. See it healed, feel how you would feel if it was better and imagine what you would do if this part was no longer an issue. Show Jesus your gratitude.
Staying in your sacred space, REFLECT on the following and if you would like, write any thoughts in your journal.
Read today’s gospel reading; Luke 1:26-38
In saying “Yes” to Christ, Mary said yes to all of us. Though so familiar, I hope you can read this passage with a sense of awe and wonder for Mary. Go back to that first visualization on Day 1 of watching her move as they travel into Bethlehem. Go back even further now to her standing in the presence of the angel Gabriel telling her who she is to become. She agrees and in that moment becomes a mother to all of us. Wow! Is there anything you need to be saying “yes” to? Perhaps there is something the Holy Spirit is calling you to give birth to, you just need to start by saying “yes.”
PRAY the Rosary today.
It is a most fitting day to pray the Rosary as we get many of the words of the Hail Mary from today’s Scripture. Even better, walk while praying it. Lift up all mothers in prayer and contemplate what might be your “yes” waiting to come out. The Joyful Mysteries are very fitting.
A prayer for your day: Come Holy Spirit and shower me with the graces I need to have a heart like Mary’s. Amen.