I can’t believe there is no one else in history who has ever been more amazed at what God has asked of them than Mary; although I also believe each of us is asked something from God which would amaze and delight and scare us a bit. Mary was given something exceptional to do, a unique role to play in our salvation story ~ and yet to hold her as an exception, as someone asked of something we could never be asked to do, is to put God back into that temple, which is outside ourselves. Each of us is asked to say yes to God in a very specific and unique way to us.
We know that the Way made across the threshold is better than standing there in fear and bewilderment.
But you probably know this ~ God doesn’t work in the comfortable or solid. God works in the threshold times of new possibilities. So perhaps a life in Christ is not finding an equilibrium to hold onto, nor trying to control the stasis, but of knowing it’s a constant process, it is a dance, that we must rely on our spiritual maturity to lead us through