Reading: 2 Peter 1: 5-8
from St. Louis du Montfort: The Secret of Mary, #57
St. Louis du Montfort would say that Mary is the epitome of how a soul should serve Jesus Christ. Her pure faith, her humility, her charity, her purity, and her parental care as a mother are the virtues that make Mary’s spirit really conducive to be a servant of Christ.
Today’s reading outlines a sort of logical progression of a soul’s characteristics in order to be a fruitful servant of Christ. Mary has achieved this progression in a perfect way.
How am I most like Mary? Perhaps my faith though it is not as pure as Mary’s. I’ve somehow been able to maintain a steadfast faith without questioning it or finding myself questioning it. I should clarify that this is not the type of questioning that seeks to understand in knowledge, but the type of questioning due to doubts. I know this type of questioning is a struggle for some people, but it seems like I’ve been given enough grace to overcome that hurdle.
On the other hand, I think my humility is the most opposed to or unlike Mary. Oftentimes I develop a sense of pride of self and praise my personal achievements when Mary, I think, would bring back the focus to magnifying the Lord.
I should offer up my pride and ask for Mary’s intercession and inspiration in what humility should be.