10 Things the Virgin Mary said “no” to
We can better appreciate her “yes” to God if we consider when she said “no”
“Sunny days wouldn’t be so beautiful if we didn’t have cloudy ones,” my mom used to say. And it’s true. When we have to grit our teeth to get through a cold front, we appreciate a warm day all the more.
Something similar can happen in our relationship with Mary. In order to value more deeply her “yes,” it helps to consider her “no.”