Let it be to me according to your word

The Bible readings for today are Isaiah 7.10-14; Psalm 24.1-6; Luke 1.26-38.

Mary is the quintessential disciple: ‘I am the servant of the Lord,’ she says, ‘let it be to me according to your word.’ While her attitude receives no congratulation in a culture that prizes independence above all else, it represents the posture to be adopted by all disciples of Jesus.

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