Today we have the beautiful account of the Angel coming to Mary, to ask her if she is willing to become the mother of Jesus. One thing that always strikes me about this event is how God was basically asking Mary to follow a completely different path to the one she intended. It seems she didn’t intend to have children; why else would she have questioned the Angel? But God asked her to do something radically different. I always find this food for thought. When our life takes a radical change in direction, it may seem like a failure. To God it is simply a different piece of the puzzle. Have a great day.