“The Father of mercies willed that the Incarnation should be preceded by assent on the part of the predestined mother, so that just as a woman had a share in the coming of death so also should a woman contribute
to the coming of life.’
-Lumen Gentium #56
After careful reflection, list the truths this paragraph contains in light of Genesis 3:15, the Immaculate Conception, and the Annunciation. How do they point to God’s reality as the “Father of mercies?” Given this paragraph, why do you think Mary is the perfect one to teach us about our feminine call and mission? Consider the time of Mary’s pregnancy. Based on Scripture and your own insights, how do you think this, Our Lady’s “advent,” reflected a continued attitude of surrender? Journal your thoughts. We will consider this time in Our Lady’s life through the next few GraceLines.