Mary is held up as the epitome of surrender. She fully surrenders her body, heart, and whole life to the will and plan of God. We hear it in her response to the angel Gabriel, “I am the Lord’s servant, may it be to me as you have said.” What strikes me as I read her response this year is that with this act of surrender, Mary ushers in a resistance movement.
My experience is that people want to be a part of alleviating poverty and bringing about justice in the world, some times they just don't know how. So this Giving Tuesday I have done you the favor of developing a list of organizations to give to.