The consent of our Lady to the angel is of the greatest importance in the story of salvation. Mary is called to make an act of personal faith. Mary’s positive response is an “obedience of faith.: God seeks her cooperation in His plan of salvation. Mary responds that she is God’s servant, His slave, and belongs to Him alone. She has made her act of faith. Have you?
As St. Irenaeus wrote: “The knot of disobedience of Eve was untied through the obedience of Mary.”