The Gospel of Luke 1:26-38 is as much about the beginning as in the word was made flesh, as it is about our journey and our “beginning, “ and was dwelt among us.
Michaelangelo’s “Pieta” is a tribute to Mary’s “yes” to God’s will. Pieta means "faithfulness" in Italian. Mary is the young woman who with all her heart wanted only the will of God, who said her “yes” but did not understand all that it would involve. But she trusted God; trusted that He loved her; trusted His wisdom and his ways, even when she did not understand.
When we see our Christian lives in the perspective of the gospels, faithfulness to God’s will is the only real crown of success…Pieta (John Powell, SJ. The Christian Vision, The Truth That Sets Us Free)
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.