Magnificat, make her an inspiration for our action for justice in the world today. Mary's co-operation in her Son's mission, continued all through her life, inspires us to give ourselves totally to God in union with Mary, who by accepting the designs of God became our mother and the mother of all. Thus we confirm our own mission of service to the world received in baptism and confirmation. We honour Mary, the Mother of God, in a special way, and we rely on her intercession in fulfilling our vocation. Scripture textsfor meditation: Luke 1.26-38; Luke 1. 39-45; and Luke 1. 46-56 Supplemental readingsfor reflection: Some thoughts about MARY in the CLC way of life (see below) 10A: from the writings of Josee Gsell, former World Executive Secretary of CLC, Meditations on Mary –Mary and CLC Questions for reflection and sharing: Remember that these questions are “starter” questions. In your reading, thought and prayer you may have some other point to bring to the group –so you are not limited to these questions or any that might be presented to you.1.What in any of your reflection on General Principle 9 brings you joy? Where do you find anxiety, frustration or dismay? 2.As you prayerfully meditate on the Annunciation scene from Luke does anything stand out to you? What captures your imagination, your feelings, and your thoughts? 3.Does the Annunciation passage from Luke’s Gospel give you an appreciation for the “way of life” that CLC understands to be our vocation? In what way? What are 4.How would you describe your own relationship with Mary? Is she important in your spiritual life? Does she strengthen your relationship with Jesus? With the Father? 5.What is your imagination of Mary? If she were to stand in front of you what would she look like? How would she be toward you?
6.Does Mary’s choice to be of complete service to the Father’s will inspire a similar desire in you? Why or why not? 7.Where are your spiritual consolations and spiritual desolations in these days of reflecting on Mary?