Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
“Those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.”
“His mother kept all these things in her heart.”
Mary’s heart is indeed the icon of Christ’s own heart.
In what way do we describe Mary's Immaculate Heart?
1. Her fiat reveals an unconditional disposition to be “the maidservant of the Lord”. Without questions whatsoever, let us orient ourselves to follow Jesus, not stick on our own.
2. Her servanthood is unquestionable. It is like Jesus who did the Father’s will with his whole life. May our actions and words would likewise mirror Jesus’ words and actions.
3. She has a pondering heart. Her human heart, though limited in understanding, becomes limitless because of its orientation to follow her Son wherever he goes. At the end of our lives, as we review all the events that happened to us, may we discern to take the right path that leads to Jesus.