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December 8, 2020

I have found it very important in my own life to let go of my wishes and start hoping. It was only when I was willing to let go of wishes that something really new, something beyond my own expectations, could happen to me. Just imagine what Mary was actually saying in the words, ‘I am the handmaid of the Lord. Let what you have said be done to me.’ She was saying, ‘I don’t know what this all means, but I trust that good things will happen.’ She trusted so deeply that her waiting was open to all possibilities.

Source: 
Father Henri J.M. Nouwen