December 8 - The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
And the angel said to her in reply, "The holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. And behold, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren; for nothing will be impossible for God." Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word." Then the angel departed from her (Luke 1: 35-38).
Mary displays so many virtues here: humility, service, putting God in first place ... We should all repeat her words, “I am the servant of the Lord.”
Blessed Mother, thank you for accepting and living God’s will.
Impact Sports: It takes humility to say, “thank you.” Am I humble?
Impact Life: Have I ever thanked the Blessed Virgin for bringing me closer to Christ?