Friday 19 February 2016

In the Mystery of Mary, each of us can be transformed. Dans le mystère de Marie, chacun de nous peut être transformé.

In the Mystery of Mary, each of us can be transformed.

In the new Love given to her, Mary loves the Father. This, her Eternal Father, engenders her own Son in her. In this mysterious Love she receives from the Father, she loves Jesus who is brought in her by the Holy Spirit and whom she receives from the Father.

The Eternal Father in this way had Mary participate in his very own Love. This mystery of engenderment of the Father for his only Son gives to Mary the capacity to give human life. In this way, she is going to weave in the flesh of her body the Body of the Only Son of God. The Son of God contains all creatures in Him, the Apostle will say. We are in Him. The Apocalypse of Saint John will speak about labour pains. That doesn’t apply to the mystery of Jesus’ birth.

According to the word of Isaiah: ’Before going into labour, she gave birth, before the labour pains came, she delivered a boy child. Who has ever heard anything like it? Who ha s ever seen something like it? Has a country ever been brought about straight away without any work? Did Sion give birth to her sons? Shall I open up a passage to live so as not to give birth?’

If God became man it was so that mankind may live from the same God.

This transformation of God’s child comes about for us in the Holy Spirit in Mary who forms Jesus in us. This mystery comes about through faith. So that Mary gives flesh to Jesus, he gives life to his own child, and she has to draw from herself the nourishment he is in need of. As he is a Gift from the Father, he is also the Gift of Immaculate Mary. This mystery comes about in the very Love of God for her. The Father and the Son bring forth the Holy Spirit in the Love that they bear for each other and in the Love of themselves. This mystery of the Holy Spirit is given to Mary, the little child of the Father, who lives from the Love that comes from God, which is given to her to bring to birth the only son of the Father. She is united, in some way, to the mystery of the Engenderment of the eternal Father for his Son, when he takes on flesh in her own flesh.

Mary was associated to the Mystery of Divine Paternity.

Full of grace, overflowing with the endless Love of God for her, Mary entered through grace into the mystery of the Salvation of the world with Jesus. It is in this Mystery that is brought about at the Cross, in the crucified flesh of her

Son, and where she receives us, the Mother of Sorrows, as her children : ’Behold your son.’

In order to recognise her as our beloved Mother, we need to enter into her ’yes’. Taking and choosing her as our mother, we make up her children. And so a path of revelation is opened up, whereby we recognise our own divine filiation. I have become the child of such a Father in the only Son born of Mary, eternally engendered by the Father.

’This is how he has chosen us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and immaculate before him in Love.’

And so I enter into an endless Love which is given to me so I can respond to this grace of filiation, in the Eternal Will of the Father and this,thanks to Mary’s yes. Having entered into this new Love which has rid me of myself, I shall be able to be introduced into the mystery of Paternity of this invisible Father according to the grace given to me. From the Father ’all paternity draws its origin.’ If I enter into this mystery of the Gift of life, it is so I can be ’situated’ in the unconditioned Love and let this Love that has been discovered take its root in me.

Living from this Love that is received and given, I can let myself be transformed by this Infinite Love , like Mary, and exert the ministry given to me.

’Who is my mother? Who are my sisters and my brothers? It is those who do the Will of God and keep it.’

To enter into the mystery of paternity is first and foremost to reach one’s own filiation. ’See what great Love the Father has given us.We are children of God and what we are still has to be revealed to us.’ ’Would I, who bears life, impose constraint onto life?’