"Mary has gone before us on the way of faith: believing the angel's message, she was the first to welcome the mystery of the Incarnation and did so perfectly.... Hers was a daring faith. At the Annunciation she believed what was humanly impossible, and at Cana she urged Jesus to work his first miracle, pressuring him to manifest his messianic powers. Mary teaches Christians to live their faith as a demanding and engaging journey, which, in every age and situation of life, requires courage and constant perseverance." ~St. Pope John Paul II
Hail Mary, full of grace, I beg of you to share with me your "daring faith" so that I might live no longer for myself but for your Beloved Son Jesus, whom you bore in your womb with love beyond all telling. Amen.