From My Way of Life by Walter Farrel OP and Martin J.Healy
Reflections on Mary, The Mother of God
When God the Father resolved to send His only begotten Son into this world born of a woman, He chose and fashioned a woman to be the worthy mother of so great a son. When we meet a very good child, we are quite likely to say, The child must have a very good mother",.We explain the child's goodness by the goodness of the mother. We believe that it is the goodness of the mother which has made the child good. But in the mystery of the incarnation, it is the contrary which is true. Mary of Nazareth is the perfect Mother of God because her son, Who is God, has made her so. Because the Son of God is all holy and perfect, Mary His Mother in the flesh, must be as holy and perfect as she can be. God did not cast His eye over all the woman in the world, seeking to discover which one was the best fitted to be the mother of His son. Mary was not chosen by God because He found her to be the most perfect of women. Rather, He made her the perfect woman because He had chosen her to be the Mother of His Son.
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