The Same Mother

May 4
“If Jesus Christ, the Head of men, is born in [Mary], then the predestinate, who are the members of that Head, ought also to be born in her by a necessary consequence. One and the same mother does not bring forth into the world the head without the members… So in like manner in the order of grace, the head and the members are born of one and the same mother.”
-St. Louis Grignion de Montfort, True Devotion, 32
Today’s Reflection:
St. Louis de Montfort uses the term “predestinate” and Paragraph 62 from Lumen Gentium makes reference to “the elect.” Read Paragraphs #600, #2782, #2823 in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
How have you been predestined by God in Jesus Christ? In light of this, explain in your own words how it is that Mary is our spiritual mother according to St. Louis de Montfort. Ponder all of this. To what extent does this enlarge your understanding of yourself? Of Mary? Of God’s love for you?


Reflection from Graceful Living by Johnnette Benkovic Williams
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