Blessed is the womb that bore You and the breasts that nursed You!  – Lk 11:27

Reflection.  This day is Mary’s birthday, and mine.  I have always been aware of her two-fold vocation: 1) to bring Jesus into the world, and 2) to give Him back to the world.  This is my vocation and yours as well.  We bring Jesus into the world when we accept Him in our hearts, and we give Him back to the world when we love one another.

Prayer.  Lord, help me to be a carrier of Your divine love.