Total gift of self

May 11
“The words ‘Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord’ express the fact that from the outset [Mary] accepted and understood her own motherhood as a total gift of self, a gift of her person to the service of the saving plans of the Most High.”
– Pope John Paul II, Redemptoris Mater
Today’s Reflection:
How is your gift of self, as a mother or spiritual mother, a reflection of Mary’s total gift of self to the saving plans of God? What can you do today to be more generous in your gift?

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