Solemnity- Mary, Mother of God

“Mary treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart”
Luke 2: 16-21

Mary was a woman of deep contemplation and pondering.  In Luke’s Gospel, there are many moments where Mary intentionally pondered the things taking place around her.  Perhaps she sensed that in those tiny moments, God had more to teach her.  Or perhaps she simply saw each moment as a gift from God to be treasured, even when she didn’t understand the how, what or why.   

Mary was intentional about being present to each moment and everything taking place around her, rather than just letting life pass her by.  In a world of instant gratification and shortening attention spans, do I treasure and ponder the tiny and important moments taking place in my life?  How do I invite God into those moments?   

The door of Mary’s heart was open and this enabled her to work in full cooperation with God.  He has much to show us, and Mary wants to be our mother to help us grow closer to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Today, let us be more aware of what God is doing in our life and take time to ponder these things in our heart.