For our first week of 33 Days to Morning Glory, I was really struggling with the fact that I needed to give it all to Mary. I understand that she knows what is better for me than I do. And I understand that she can present my request to God more perfectly than I can.
But what really tripped me up was the Wedding at Cana. Jesus wasn’t ready to start His ministry but Mary gently nudged Him forward. Even though she knew it would eventually lead to His death, she helped push Him forward.
Why would that bother me? Mainly because I promised God I would quit my job once our new baby was born. I started to fear that Mary would change His mind and I would have to stay at my job. I seriously feared that her will wouldn’t match my will. It was all, me, me, me and what I wanted and what I planned. Last week I struggled with giving it all to Mary.
What if she changed His plans like she gently did with Jesus? What if she found a way to keep me working?
On Monday, I was driving to work and turned on Catholic Radio. At the very moment I turned on the radio, Teresa Tomeo said, “Do you know the last words Mary spoke in the Bible? Do Whatever He Tells.”
His mother said to the servers, “Do whatever he tells you.” -John 2:5
The light bulb went off and I got it. It all came full circle to me and I realized that my concerns this entire time were nonsense.
Mother Mary wants me to do what God tells me to do. It isn’t her will. It isn’t my will. It is His will.
I found such peace at that moment and was overwhelmed with this warm feeling. I felt His love for me through her.
I’m ready to give her all my concerns, all my worries, all my graces, all my deeds. Mother Mary, pray for us!