“Happy the womb that bore you and the breasts you sucked!” But he replied, “Still happier those who hear the word of God and keep it!” Luke 11: 27-28
The Blessed Mother is a constant help for those sincerely seeking to hear the word of God and keep it.
Jesus is the “new man” (cf. Eph 4:24; Col 3:10) who calls redeemed humanity to share in his divine life. The mystery of the Incarnation lays the foundations for an anthropology which, reaching beyond its own limitations and contradictions, moves toward God himself, indeed toward the goal of “divinization.” This occurs through the grafting of the redeemed onto Christ and their admission into the intimacy of the Trinitarian life. The Fathers have laid great stress on this soteriological dimension of the mystery of the Incarnation: it is only because the Son of God truly became man that man, in him and through him, can truly become a child of God. Saint Pope John Paul II, Novo Millennio Ineunte, 2001
Artwork: Paul Cezanne