Did God have a plan B?
What if Mary had said ‘no’ when the Archangel Gabriel asked her to be the mother of God? Would he have negotiated the terms with her? Would he have gone to the maiden next door?
This mind game provides each of us with a serious challenge; things don’t always go our way in life and it’s easy to think that God is asking too much of us in our difficulties.
The Hail Mary is a prayer that reminds us to model ourselves on Mary’s unconditional ‘Yes’ and calls on her to pray for us. It’s like going to someone super close to God and getting them to plead our cause – she has super powerful prayers!
She’s also our heavenly Mother so she loves us even more than our earthly mothers.