The Life of Mary (7): Yes

When medieval artists wanted to show someone saying “Yes” they placed one of their hands in front of them with the palm open as it faced the viewer. I want a “Yes” person, which isn’t always easy!

The Annunciation in the Life of Mary Window by Jill K H Geoffrion

My Prayer:

God, I am going to use “Yes” as the prayer word I repeat throughout this day. May I learn from this practice all that it has to teach me.

Scriptural Touchstones:

Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Luke 1:38  (NRSV) See Luke 1:26-38 for the full story.

Invitation To Pray:

The Annunciation in the Life of Mary Window by Jill K H Geoffrion

What invitations is God bringing into your day? Are you resisting saying, “Yes”? What prayers are emerging in your body, mind, heart, and imagination? Pray them now.

Photos:

The Annunciation in the Life of Mary Window by Jill K H Geoffrion

The Annunciation by Gabriel to Mary in the Life of the Virgin Window (1217-1220) in the south choir aisle at the Chartres Cathedral in France. This scene fills the center section of the fifth row from the bottom.

Life of Mary Window by Jill K H Geoffrion

Other Posts in This Series:
Life of Mary (1): Mary’s Birth
Life of Mary (2) Mary’s First Bath
Life of Mary (3): Willing
Life of Mary (4): The Word
Life of Mary (5): Surprise!
Life of Mary (6): Wedding

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Jill K H Geoffrion

Serving Christ as a contemplative minister and artist by compassionately and creatively inspiring others to seek a deeper relationship with God and a more meaningful life of service.

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