Bernard says that above all what has drawn God to Mary is her humility. God
finds it absolutely irresistible. Certainly we will come to our humility by a
route very different than Our Lady’s, but it can give us the same irresistible
quality. We can do it through our sinfulness, acknowledging that we have nothing
to boast of before God but our weakness. It is after all the only thing about
myself that I am absolutely confident about. Problem is it’s also the one thing
I most want to deny. But this reality, this humility lets God be God. Said another
way, when things fall apart then God can be God. Through the Virgin Mary God has
chosen to be part, an integral part, of our fragmentation. An etching by Margaret Walters, (1924 - 1971).
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