Originally posted on TheWildGooseisLoose.com

“The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.” Luke 1:35

Our Lady, from the moment of her conception, was overshadowed by the Holy Spirt. As the Spouse of the Holy Spirit she models for us what our lives can look like when we say “yes” to God’s will and fully give ourselves over to the actions of the Spirit of God. Mary’s fiat led her to the cross, the empty tomb and ultimately the upper room where she was once again overshadowed by the Holy Spirit. If we have the courage, as Mary did, to say yes to God’s Spirit, to surrender our will to his, we too will experience the power of the Most High overshadowing us.

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Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR
Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR

Father Dave Pivonka, TOR, is well known to youth conference attendees from San Diego to Nova Scotia. An internationally popular speaker, he spends much of his time helping others come to know God’s love for them through his dynamic preaching, writing, CDs, and other spiritual outreaches. Father Dave’s books include Spiritual Freedom: God’s Life Changing Gift, Hiking the Camino: 500 Miles with Jesus, and the forthcoming Encounter Jesus: Discovery to Discipleship. He held several ministry positions at Franciscan University and also served as the director of Seminary Formation for his Franciscan community in Washington, D.C. Father Dave is presently the director of Franciscan Pathways, an evangelistic and preaching outreach of the TORs.