“Hail, you who held the Uncontainable One in your holy and virginal womb! Through you, the Holy Trinity is glorified; the precious Cross is celebrated and adored throughout the world; heaven exults, the angels and archangels rejoice, the demons are put to flight, the devil, the tempter, falls from heaven, the fallen creation is brought back to paradise, all creatures trapped in idolatry come to know of the truth. Through you, holy baptism and the oil of gladness are administered to believers; through you, churches are established throughout the world; the peoples are led to conversion. What more shall I say? ” Cyril of Alexandria, Homily IV Preached at Ephesus against Nestorius; PG 77, 992-96.
God the Father used Virgin Mary to bring salvation to the world. She consented to His divine will. Each one of us has the option to consent to His divine will. If we work with Him we will fulfil the purpose we were created for. We will bring joy to the world. Would you consent? If yes, Will you work with Him?
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