“You see that Mary did not doubt but believed and therefore obtained the fruit of faith. ‘Blessed … are you who have believed.’ But you also are blessed who have heard and believed. For a soul that has believed has both conceived and bears the Word of God and declares his works. Let the soul of Mary be in each of you, so that it magnifies the Lord. Let the spirit of Mary be in each of you so it rejoices in God. She is the one mother of Christ according to the flesh, yet Christ is the Fruit of all according to faith.”
– St. Ambrose, The Exposition of the Gospel of Luke 2.26
Now THAT is an extremely interesting and personal post to me, because of experiences my husband and I had 10 years ago. Especially at this time too, because the meaning of it, which we were unable to comprehend then, is being revealed in greater depth right now. Thankyou. That post was definitely a message for me!
I am glad that quotation resonated so deeply. Similarly, Eckhart speaks of us all giving birth to GOd in our time and culture and Tauler says we are to “attain to spiritual motherhood.”
Peace be with you,