Today is the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Day on which she gave her fiat - her "yes" to God when the angel Gabriel appeared to her. God did not force Mary to bear Jesus; she freely chose to carry Him. She did not seek to understand before assenting in faith.
With that, I turn you over to Monsignor Pope - his blog still among one my daily reads.
I'm blogging from a mobile app, so hopefully this link will be live.
Go read, "A Woman Wrapped in Silence"