Mary's Retreat (Day One)
Mary's vocation to be our spiritual mother was not revealed to her all at once. Just like us, she was a pilgrim of faith. She pondered in her heart all the different things that happened day by day. She had to give her "yes" not just once at the annunciation, but over and over again. So too do we.
If anyone feels this book is just giving too much emphasis to Mary, consider what Fr. Gaitley writes on pg 93 quoting Pope John Paul, "for it must be recognized that before anyone else it was God himself, the Eternal Father, who entrusted himself to the Virgin at Nazareth."
Read and re-read this day's meditation. It goes over the scriptural events of Mary's life. We do well to get to know Mary more and more each day.