This reflection on Luke 1:26-38 was made on the occasion of the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord.

Arrange-Furniture-More-Easily-Create-a-scale-drawI moved into my new room the other day and took pains in planning how to arrange its furniture. I thought to myself: “I’m going to spend a lot of time here this year, so I may as well design this space carefully.” It took me a couple of days moving and rearranging the furniture. Once satisfied with the lay-out, I capped my chore by vacuuming my new sanctuary and work space, optimistic and eager to settle in.