Commentary on The Reading of the day provided by :
Saint Maximilian Kolbe (1894-1941), Franciscan, martyr
Conference of June 13th, 1933
“My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and act on it” (Lk 8,21)
In his works God always wants to act by means of instruments… God, who has given us a free will, wants us to serve him freely as his instruments by harmonizing our will to his in the same way the Blessed Mother did when she said: “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word”.
The words “may it be done to me according to your word” should always be on our lips, for between our own will and the will of the Immaculate there should be perfect harmony.
So what are we to do?
Let Mary lead the way and we shall have nothing to fear.