|Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine-Euclid, Ohio|
(C) Spirit Singing, 2012
At Mary's request, Jesus accepts the gift of our good works, not matter how poor and insignificant they may be for one who is the King of kings, the holiest of the holy,. When we present anything to Jesus by ourselves, relying on our own dispositions and efforts, he examines our gift and often rejects it because it is stained with self-love, imbued with selfish motives.
But when we present something to him by the pure, virginal hands of his beloved Mother, we take him by his weak side, in a manner of speaking. He does not consider so much the present itself as the person who offers it. Thus Mary, who is never slighted by her Son but is always well received, prevails upon him to accept with pleasure everything she offers him...
True Devotion to Mary #148-149
Peace be with you!