Perhaps the blessings God showers on us too often make us yawn precisely because they are so many and so constant that we are spoiled into indifference. Let us strive to imitate Our Lady, model and patroness of contemplatives, who always responded with a full and grateful heart to every approach and proposal of God’s transforming Word. Let us follow her guidance as we slowly and joyfully climb the mount that is Christ, her beloved Son. Even before arriving at the pinnacle we are already found in him, from the beginning of the journey. This ought to give us cause for continual conversion and thanksgiving. The whole way to Christ is Christ!
Detail of Madonna, probably 18th century, French, in Abbey Library, photograph by Virginia Raguin. Reflection by Father Simeon.