Wednesday, July 18, 2012

On the Road Again...and Again: St. Louis

Judy McDonald
Judy lightened the mood of Saturday night by sharing some stories and jokes from her life. She shared about her dogs and about her family. She transitioned from joking about her family to sharing about her and her family’s devotion to the Blessed Mother.
Pictures of the Blessed Mother were all over Judy’s house, from the refrigerator to plates with Mary’s image. But the most startling and inspirational aspect that Judy touched on was Mary’s “YES” to God. She said, “There is never a best time for an angel to show up and say you’re going to give birth to the savior of the world.”
Mary embraced the role that God had for her. As Judy shared “Mary is human. Mary has free will, just like I have free will.” She stressed that Mary trusted God with everything.
Judy used this image to challenge the teens to be strong in their YES to God.
“Let your YES mean YES. Have a strong YES.”