An Ounce of Prevention Worth the Pound of Cure
The Incarnation, Death, and Resurrection of the Son of God are the cause of the redemption of the human race. Our Lady is included in that, for we hear her proclaim in her great Magnificat that her spirit rejoices in God, my Savior.
In God’s plan for Mary to be the Mother of the Word Incarnate, He would embellish her with all the graces necessary for such a call, consequent upon one chief gift.
If a man came upon a large pit with people trapped in it and was able to pull them all out, he would be rightfully credited with saving them. And if the same man prevented a woman from falling into it, he would be equally credited with saving her.
Same pit of original sin, same Redeemer in the Person of Jesus Christ, just a different way of handling the situation.
So goes the privileged grace of the Immaculate Conception of our Lady.
And on account of this, how she finds herself be in a position to assist our Lord in His work, understanding well how she is included in that lot of humanity. O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!
December 4, 2020