Life sends us curve balls.  We lose our job.  Our spouse dies.  We file for bankruptcy.  We get a divorce.  We are hurt in a severe accident.  A child becomes addicted to drugs.  The list goes on and on.  Mary the mother of Jesus was thrown a curve ball when the angel tells her that she will give birth to the son of God.  Her reaction to Gabriel’s curve ball is a helpful example of how we might react.