Thursday, March 01, 2007

Meditation 43


This mystery of the life of Our Lady is one of the most touching. There the heroic degree of Her virtues shines forth in an extraordinary manner.

1. Her Recollection.
It was ordered by the Law that after the birth of a child the mother should keep indoors 40 days before her legal purification. How willingly Our lady kept this injunction of the Law! Her love for recollection and prayer was great, indeed; but just now when She had Her Son with Her what a happiness it was to keep at home! At home She had Jesus and thus had everything. What more could She desire or find outside? Think that something similar should happen also to you. Strive to keep Jesus in your heart. Once you have Him, what else can you want? If there is aught else that you long for, it means that you are not able to enjoy His presence.

[Excerpted from 'MARIAN MEDITATIONS' Book by Rev. Dr. Ildefonso R. Villar, Salesian Philippine Province, Nihil Obstat; Imprimatur]