Dec. 2: MARY, TEACHER OF PRAYER.
3rd day of the Novena to the Immaculate Conception
Review these thoughts in your prayer. Take occasion of them to tell Jesus that you adore him. And thus you have a formula to become contemplatives in the middle of the world, amid the noises of the street, at all times and in all places. This is the first lesson we should learn in the school of intimacy with Christ. And in this school, Mary is the best teacher, because the Virgin always kept this attitude of faith, of supernatural vision, re- gardless of what happened around her: “And his mother kept all these words in her heart.” Christ is Passing By, 174
Let us ask the blessed Virgin to make us contemplatives, to teach us to recognize the constant calls from God at the door of our heart. Let us ask her now: “Our mother, you brought to earth Jesus, who reveals the love of our Father God. Help us to recognize him in the midst of the cares of each day. Stir up our mind and will so that we may listen to the voice of God, to the calls of grace.”
Christ is Passing By, 174