Our Lord's Obedience to His Mother: Sunday, August 2, 2015

J.M.J. "156. Why do you think our Lord spent only a few years here on earth and nearly all of them in submission and obedience to His Mother? The reason is that 'attaining perfection in a short time, He lived a long time', even longer than Adam, whose losses He had come to make good. Yet Adam lived more than nine hundred years!

"Jesus lived a long time, because He lived in complete submission to His Mother and in union with her, which obedience to His Father required. The Holy Spirit tells us that the man who honors his mother is like a man who stores up a treasure. In other words, the man who honors Mary, his Mother, to the extent of subjecting himself to her and obeying her in all things will soon become very rich, because he is amassing riches every day through Mary who has become his secret philosopher's stone.

"There is another quotation from Holy Scripture, 'My old age will be found in the mercy of the bosom'. According to the mystical interpretation of these words it is in the bosom of Mary that people who are young grow mature in enlightenment, in holiness, in experience and in wisdom, and in a short time reach the fullness of the age of Christ. For it was Mary's womb which encompassed and produced a perfect Man. That same womb held the One Whom the whole universe can neither encompass nor contain." 

--Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort, Treatise on True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin, 156.

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