8 December

Dez 8, 2018 | Claret mit dir

“My friend, you should know that the Blessed Virgin Mary is the work of God and the most perfect one that had come out of his hands after the Humanity of Jesus. In Her shines in a very particular way the Almighty, Wisdom and Goodness of the same God. It is God´s nature to give grace to each creature according to the aim to which he is destined and as God destined Mary to be Mother, Daughter and Spouse of the same God and Mother of the man, it is here it is inferred what sort of heart he will give her and with what sort of graces would he adorn her?”
Carta a un devoto del Corazón de María, en EC II, p. 1498


Immaculate Conception
The experts in spiritual theology advise us there can be some hidden qualities and would have remained permanent if an eruption of Grace had not intervened. Certainly the torrential look of God´s love that filled Mary and “filled her with Grace”, made that the perfection that remained hidden to go out freely. At the same time the sentiment of her humility too was made manifeste and so she was afraid when she heard herself addressed with these beautiful words “Full of Grace”.
The most perfect creature, as Claret says, has come from the hand of God needed the strength that the archangel was sent to communicate to her the mission to be entrusted to her. About this Pope Benedict XVI said on December, 18, 2005, “`Do not fear, Mary´ he says. In fact, there was reason for her to fear, for it was a great burden to bear the weight of the world upon herself, to be the Mother of the universal King, to be the Mother of the Son of God: what a burden that was! It was too heavy a burden for human strength to bear! But the Angel said: “Do not fear! Yes, you are carrying God, but God is carrying you. Do not fear!”.
Now I would like to contemplate his heart and these graces God poured out in the humble handmaid of Nazareth. It happened to me as it happened to the little boy who taken aback to see the immense ocean at the cinema. He wanted to see by any means the real ocean. And he began to insist with his parents – who were from the interior region- to take him to see the sea. The parents promised him the trip he wanted. They prepared the trip carefully and reached the hotel at night and slept soon so as to see the sun rise at dawn. The little boy was early to get up and all of them went to the sea as the sun appearing over the horizon with its rays spreading over the blue surface. They turned the corner and before their eyes they saw the sea. The little boy was wonder-struck and finally exclaimed, “mum, dad, help me to see!”
This is my cry in trying to contemplate Mary. I call the Holy Spirit loudly, “Help me to look at her!”.



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