April’s Virtue in Practice is OBEDIENCE
Saying “yes” to the loving will of God and those He has set over us.
The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Our Lord Jesus, is a fantastic example of obedience. The Gospel of Luke recounts the miraculous encounter between Mary and the Archangel Gabriel, who came to Mary and asked if she would accept God’s will and become the mother of the Messiah. While she did not fully understand all that this would mean, Mary humbly, and with great faith and obedience, replied to the Archangel,
“Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord, let it be done to me according to your word.” (Lk. 1:38)
Because of Mary’s obedient cooperation with God’s will, God brought about His greatest gift: salvation.