To be inseparably God and man was unceasingly to accept the new life from his Father and at the same time to be heir, through his virginal mother, to all the earthiness of our humanity. It was to be the place where two pursuits, two thirsts, meet; the place where two worlds, of grace and of flesh, intermingle. It was to be the meeting point of two loves and the focus of their covenant; the place where two intense yearnings met, but also the source of their fulfillment. "Who would have believed what we have heard?" The fountain is there, and it is the heart of the Savior.
Image of the Virgin and Child from an ancient Cistercian manuscript. Lines from The Wellspring of Worship by Jean Corbon.