Mary "gave herself to God as His handmaid, or slave, in the sense that she committed herself totally to Him, body, soul, and spirit. By this commitment, which took the form almost of an oath or everlasting covenant, the Virgin consecrated her whole life to God after the mystery had taken place in her."
- St. Matthew the Poor, The Communion of Love, p. 205.
Ask yourself: am I open to the mystery of God? Have I made an everlasting covenant with Him?