Another noteworthy detail in the Annunciation is Mary’s recognition of her virginity when
informed by the angel of God’s plan. Mary said, “How can this be for I am a virgin?”
Some people see this as Mary’s lack of confidence in the power of God. But I think otherwise.
It was precisely because she saw herself as a virgin that she was able to see the
evidence of God’s power.
A virgin has no capacity to produce life on her own. Only through her cooperation
with another force can she bring forth life. Because Mary recognized her incapacity–the
impossibility of doing things on her own– the benevolence of God was highlighted.
God’s love, might ,mercy and holiness truly come to the surface. Hence, virginity
must become part of our attitude as Christian devotees of our Blessed Mother. Such
persons who have it can really manifest the magnanimity of God.