Mary Her Hidden Life With Jesus | May devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary | May 13

May 13

MARY: HER HIDDEN LIFE WITH JESUS "I like to go back in my imagination to the years Jesus spent close to his mother, years which span almost the whole of his life on earth. I like to picture him as a little child, cared for by Mary, who kisses him and plays with him. I like to see him growing up before the loving eyes of his mother and of Joseph, his father on earth. What tenderness and care Mary and the holy Patriarch must have shown toward Jesus, as they looked after him during his childhood, all the while, silently, learning so much from him. Their souls would become more and more like the soul of that Son, who was both man and God. This is why his mother , and after her St. Joseph, understand better than anyone the feelings of the heart of Christ; and the two of them are thus the best way, I would say the only way, to reach the Savior." Let us offer to our Mother today: The effort of doing our ordinary work well, on time, with competence and finesse.