DE MARIA NUNQUAM SATIS

OF MARIA ONE CAN NEVER SAY ENOUGH OR OF MARY THERE IS NEVER ENOUGH - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
INSATIABLE DESIRE FOR MORE OF MARY ( Mary pa more)
De Maria numquam satis." In English, that means, "Of Mary there is never enough." It's a line from the writings of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, whose feast we celebrate on Aug. 20, and it represents one of the very few times when insatiable desire for some created reality is a good thing.
Someone who can never get enough ice cream, for instance, is liable to have a rather weighty problem before too long. Or someone with an insatiable desire for money, or pleasure, or power, or any other created good finds themselves very quickly ensnared by the seven deadly sins.
But someone who has an insatiable desire for truth, or goodness, or beauty, or being, or self-giving love — well, they're heading to the right place. They desire God.
So why is an insatiable desire for more of Mary—more things written, more praise for her, more good works done in her service—similarly good?
Because of God's example. God gave Himself entirely to her, not once, but several times in several ways. The Holy Spirit is her spouse. The Son of God is also Mary's Son. The Father shares the parentage of His eternal Son with a creature, with a being infinitely lower than God. God trusted her with Himself!
And so we, too, can trust Mary with ourselves, with our lives and works, with our children and families, with everything we have and are. And Mary, by the grace of God and the gift of her Son, can steward everything she is given according to the wisdom, love, and power of God.
Of Mary, there is never enough, for God so loved her that He gave His only begotten Son, that we all might have life. God so trusted her that He allowed her to raise the Son.
So let us ask St. Bernard of Clairvaux to intercede for us that we might be led to love Mary as Jesus does, to trust her with ourselves so that she might raise us to be good children of God. Let us ask St. Bernard to pray that we may also have that great love of Our Lady, our Mother, so that we, too, can say with all our hearts, "Of Mary, there is never enough.
PRAYER
May every son and daughter of the Church aspire to grow daily in their love of the Blessed Mother with renewed zeal, without fear of excess, and in imitation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, whose love of the Mother exceeds all human understanding.
Photo : the young Virgin Mary Mystical Rose the Child Mary little 3 years old Mary
DE MARIA NUNQUAM SATIS DE MARIA NUNQUAM SATIS Reviewed by Francisco Nascimento on 16:58 Rating: 5

Nenhum comentário:

Tecnologia do Blogger.