Meditations by Padre Pio

My son, you do not know the value of obedience, Listen: By saying "Yes", only "yes", fiat secundum verbum tuum, in order to obey the will of God, Mary became the Mother of the Most High, declaring Herself to be His maidservant, but preserving Her virginity which was so dear to God and to Her.
Because of that "yes" , uttered by Mary Most Holy, the world obtained salvation; humanity was redeemed.
Let us, too, always obey God's will, and always say "yes" to our Lord.