Reflection 2: “Full Of Grace”
Encyclical Redemptoris Mater “Mother of the Redeemer”
Are you ready to receive God’s grace today? I am sure your answer is ‘yes’! But maybe a better question to ask you is, how will you encounter God’s grace today with Mary? God’s great desire for us is that we will respond to him. It is his desire, because in our response to him we then experience his grace. Mary’s ‘yes’, her ‘Fiat’, was her response. Today’s reflection leads us a little deeper into the connection of Mary’s “yes” and God’s invitation for us to encounter him in Jesus Christ. To encounter His grace as the means for our redemption and salvation. Are you ready to reflect on Mary, ‘Full of Grace’?
Key Points to consider for reflection
God provided Mary a ‘special and exceptional degree’(RM, 8) of his Salvific plan
God has placed in each of us a seed of his grace. This seed of grace needs to be cultivated.
Growing in our relationship with Mary, who is ‘Full of God’s Grace’ will help cultivate God’s seed of grace in each of us leading us to encounter our redemption.