THE FIRST ADORERS
5. The Mother with the Child.
The Gospel says that they found the Child with its Mother, Mary. This detail must not be overlooked. The Gospel reminds us again that the Child is with Its Mother. Here Mary is shown for the first time instructing the Gentiles. she shows Jesus to the Magi and through them She shows Christianity to the pagan world. To Mary we all owe our faith. Let us through Her offer our gifts and especially the gifts of our heart to the beloved Child.
Moreover remember that in your own life there is also a star. You have to follow your vocation inspite of all difficulties. should its light be eclipsed, should you be unable to see the end of your journey, you have still a vocation to follow. Be faithful to it, be constant in trial. Never disregard an inspiration from Heaven. many graces may be linked to it.
Finally, consider that for you there is still another star that is always shining. A star that will never disappear. You can always follow it. This star is Mary, Our Beloved Mother. she will guide you and comfort you in your difficult moments. But lift your eyes and look at Her and realize that She is ever shining upon the steps of your life and guiding the movements of your heart. Repeat with St. Bernard: "Look at the star; always invoke Mary."
[Excerpted from 'MARIAN MEDITATIONS' Book by Rev. Dr. Ildefonso R. Villar, Salesian Philippine Province, Nihil Obstat; Imprimatur]