A Woman of Few Words


I have been thinking just recently about Our Blessed Lady and the interaction that takes place between her and the Lord as documented in the Holy Gospels. For a woman whose place and honour in the Church simply could not be any more lofty, or prominent, it could be expected that more would be written of her. On reflection, however, it is possible that the Gospel writers, when dealing with the topic of Our Lady, have deliberately, or have been inspired deliberately, to write very little indeed on Our Lady. The little that is written of her then becomes increasingly more important.

In this sense, less is more, because it encourages us to look at what is written, that we may draw out of little, the sea of information that is there, the star of which is Our Lady. With this in mind, then, I have decided to examine in a series of posts for The Guild of Blessed Titus Brandsma, that which is there, starting with the Annunciation. Today I have written on the first half of the Magnificat.

If anyone wants to scout it for any heresy, let me know if you find some. I cannot help but feel that in the months ahead, infallible dogmas on Our Lady are going to be challenged because in Rome, it appears, everything is up for grabs. It is only a small step from challenging the Church's morals to challenging the Church's Faith.

Comments

Liam Ronan said…
"And his mother said to the servants, 'Do whatever he tells you'." John 2:5

Follow His directions fully and faithfully. Few words indeed.