Friday, 25 March 2011

Happy Annunciation! (Imitation 15)

Happy Solemnity of the Annunciation... We had a dies non here at seminary, which means we didn't have any lectures this morning. Woopee!

The reflection from the imitation today encapsulates Mary's response to God's will (I changed "he" to "she" in order to make it more explicitly Marian):

The lover flies, runs and rejoices; she is free and nothing can restrain her. She gives all for all, and has all in all, because above all she rests in that one Sovereign Good from whom all goods proceed and flow. She does not regard the gifts, but she turns herself, above all other goods, to the giver. Love often knows no measure, but burns beyond all measure.

Love feels no burden, values no labours, would like to do more than it can do, without pleading impossibility, because it believes that it may and can do all things. In fact, it is ready to do anything, and it performs and effects many things, in which she who does not love faints and succumbs.

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