Thoughts on Carmelite Spirituality and contemplative prayer.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Humility of the Blessed Mother
The higher God elevated her, the lowlier she became because of her humility.“The Angel called her “full of grace” and Mary “was troubled” ”(Lk 1: 28-29) Because of Mary’s humility, she disliked praise. Her desire was that only God should be praised. “The more she understood the grandeur of the mystery, the immensity of the divine gift, the more she humbled herself, submerging herself in her nothingness. Her attitude was the same when Elizabeth greeted her, “Blessed are thou among women”.(Lk 1:42) (cf. Divine Intimacy #176)
Our Blessed Mother models for us the effects that graces and divine favors should generate in us – an increase in humility and a consciousness of our nothingness.