The first word a baby learns soon after birth is ‘Mama’, it sparkles with joy at the mention of it, grows into man/woman but still living with it, in old age he/she dies with it and when in pain, surprisingly he/she cries with the same word ‘Mama’. “You are either born from a woman or you are a woman”, so they say to explain the significance of a mother in every person’s life.
The holy scriptures speak of a wedding in the town of Cana in Galilee, Jesus’ mother was there for the wedding and so was Jesus. The wine which they had prepared had just given out, and they needed wine so that people may enjoy at the wedding. Jesus’ mother saw the need and intervened. At her intervention, there was plenty and the sweetest ever wine which Jesus had provided through a miracle. Mother Mary’s intervention brought a lot of joy to all the people present.
Thus the church celebrates the feast of Mary Help of Christians, the virgin who said YES and through that our salvation came. What is your “YES” and what is my “YES”?