The Feast of the Annunciation is one of my favorite feast days, it can be summarized in one word "Yes." a pure and simple "Yes." Will you say "Yes" to God? It is only by a pure and simple "Yes" that God can begin to work in us. And what was the first work of God Mary did? No sooner the Angel left her she took no time to contemplate the marvelous work the Holy Spirit had begun in her, she made haste to help her Cousin Elizabeth who was with child... John the Baptist. Because that is the work of God.... to set our littleness aside and serve others. "My soul doth magnify the Lord."
And yet, this beautiful day is shared with yet another one of my favorite saints.... St. Dismas. Little is known about him outside of the Gospel when he was guaranteed his Eternal Reward by Christ Himself from the Cross. He is known as the saint who stole Heaven.