Wednesday, September 16, 2009

It Makes Me Think...

Mary is the one creature who unconditionally accepted her creatureliness with all its limitations and weaknesses, with the trust that the Lord, who has seen the humility of His servant, would accomplish great things in her soul.  Those women who have repeatedly been deemed "weak" find in Mary their special title of glory.  How sweet to be weak when one is carried by the all-loving and all-powerful God who can do all things. That this "weakness," this gentleness and frailty is... transfigured by grace is powerfully expressed in the liturgy in which the sweet flower of Nazareth is referred to as "an army set in array."

-----Alice von Hilderbrand, The Privilege of Being a Woman.

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