The Wonder Woman
All throughout our salvation history, women have played vital roles; from the prophetesses Miriam and Deborah’s protagonism, to Judith and Esther’s victory for the Israelites, to Abigail’s intervention. All decisive actions of women to save God’s chosen people.
It is, however, in the New Testament that the story of the greatest woman who ever lived is told. It was, after all, the Blessed Virgin Mary’s “Yes” that paved the way for our Saviour to be born. Although she was predestined to be the Mother of God, she had the free will to agree to God’s proposal. Such a powerful “Yes” that was.
Her divine motherhood and sharing the life of Jesus culminated at the foot of the Cross. Our Lady’s cooperation in the salvation of the human race may have been unique and unrepeatable, but such serves as the best model and guide for
all women, the evangelical model for the whole Catholic Church:
Most Pure (Mt. 1:18, 20, 23; Lk 1:27,34)
Most Prudent (Lk 2:19, 51)
Most Humble (Lk 1:48)
Most Faithful (Lk 1:45; Jn 2:5)
Most Devout (Lk 1:46-7; Acts 1:14)
Most Obedient (Lk 1:38; 2:21-2, 27)
Most Poor (Lk 2:7)
Most Patient (Jn 19:25)
Most Merciful (Lk 1:39, 56)
Most Sorrowful (Lk 2:35)
We all love our mothers dearly and the one person Jesus loved most was his mother. So isn’t it logical that in our devotion to the Senyor Santo Niño (the Holy Child Jesus) we strive to be more and more like his mother, the Blessed Virgin?
She may not have been an amazon, but her strength of character and faith surpass those of all humans; she may not have had super powers, but miracles have been performed through her intercession. Our Lady is certainly the true Wonder Woman.