whom all peoples desire,
you are the cornerstone which makes all one.
O come and save us, whom you made from clay.
And Mary said:
"My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
my spirit rejoices in God my savior." (NAB) Luke 1:46-47
Mary's soul is rejoicing for God has given to her the cornerstone for us to build upon. Our Lady Mother is the first Temple to be built upon. Her virtue is of sanctity and humility to show us why she was chosen to be the vessel that God chose to bear our savior.
All those who have gone through the cycle of birth should know of the joy that was in Our Lady Mother's heart. It is difficult for those who are barren to understand the joy a Mother knows of nurturing a special life. Yet we rejoice just as much as the Mother when a child is born. To see a new life, to watch this life grow. Who out there does not rejoice when a child is born? Jesus' coming into this world as an infant is a lesson for the future, that life is precious and meant to be rejoiced and nurtured. Mary's acceptance of God's will for our salvation should show us the greatness of God. Yet we continually snuff out God from our lives. Is Jesus precious to us today?