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Mary, Paragon of the Truly Poor in Spirit

5/9/2004 - 6:00 PM PST


By Fr. Jonas Abib
Founder Cancao Nova

In her humbleness, Mary always makes herself small. That is the reason why God made her great and performed wonders through her!

She is poor in spirit and belongs to God! Because she made herself small, the Lord looked at Her lowliness and modesty and performed His wonders in Her.

Then Mary could prophesize: "Behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed" (Luke 1: 48).

That is what is said in her canticle. Supernatural efficacy is intimately linked to humbleness.

You can and should be very humble and, precisely because of that, very effective. Efficacy is often mistaken with self-sufficiency, pride and assertiveness, though all that is mundane and proper to those who are haughty and proud.

Self-satisfied people can think that is good, God does not see it that way! There is no greater efficacy than Mary's modesty in this world! She generated the Savior in her womb and gave Him to the world.

She brought salvation to the whole of mankind. Mary accomplished her mission in complete humbleness.

We cannot find in the Bible anyone poorer in spirit and humbler in the heart. Precisely because she was the poorest, the humblest and the simplest, God transformed Her into His greatest Wonder: the linking point between earth and Heaven.

Mary is the paragon of the truly poor in spirit! Poor in their hearts and souls! An example to all of us!

From Your Brother.
Father Jonas Abib


Cancao Nova  TX, US
Fr. Jonas Abib - Founder, 817 431-8512




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