Total Consecration: Day 23

Reading: Luke 2: 6-7

from St. Louis du Montfort: True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, #178
Reflection:
Mary, indeed, is truly special.  God Himself willed that He shall come into the world through Mary.  No other human has this great honor.  She is the way that Jesus came into the world.  God did not will His son to be born from His forehead. Jesus did not magically appear out of nowhere. The almighty and ever living God was made flesh, incarnate of the Virgin Mary.  She’s kind of a big deal! 
I’ve mentioned before how Mary needs to be perfect and special because one does not simply allow God to dwell within one’s own self in a very literal way.  She provided the perfect means at which to bring Jesus into the world.  She had to be immaculate and free from sin because a dirty vessel is not fitting for the Perfect One.  She has perfect union with Christ in a way that is comprehensible because we know what a mother and child relationship is.
Response:
Because of her perfect union with Christ, I must strive to have perfected union with Mary. Therefore, I ask for Jesus’ help in having great confidence and submission to His Mother.
Ad Jesum per Mariam,
– JD