hen we pay attention and recognize the personal affection of the Master Lover, “yes” is the only adequate human response.
A “yes” to the mystery of a life with God satisfies the deepest longings of the human heart.
This is the intimate relationship for which each human heart was created! Through events and circumstances in your day-to-day life, you begin to notice that you are the object of his attention. Why you? Why not? He knows and loves you so much he has “counted every hair on your head” (Lk 12:7).
An ASSENT to this life of intimate, personal love echoes the response of the Blessed Mother at the Annunciation. She had no idea what the future held for her, but she gave her entire self over to a great, attractive Mystery who was revealing himself to her. While she pondered the mystery of this encounter, the deepest desires of her heart were fulfilled in such a way that all generations have recognized that she is blessed... all because of her assent.
The more we assent, the more we allow ourselves to be led by the Lord in total trust. Like Mary, you will recognize his attentive Presence in your life enough to ask: “How can this be?” When this happens, you will know it is time to give your assent and allow your life to be forever changed...