||The Mother of Tenderness
"It is easier to understand the meek and humble heart
of Christ by looking at His Mother. She holds all the great Truths of
Christianity together, as a piece of wood holds a kite. Children wrap the
string of a kite around a stick, and release the string as the kite climbs
to the heavens. Mary is like that piece of wood. Around her we wrap all
the precious strings of the great Truths of our holy Faith - for example,
the Incarnation, the Eucharist, the Church. No matter how far we get above
the earth, as the kite may, we always have need of Mary to hold the
doctrines of the Creed together. If we threw away the stick, we would no
longer have the kite; if we threw away Mary, we would never have Our Lord.
He would be lost in the Heavens, like our runaway kite, and that would be
terrible, indeed, for us on earth." ~ Archbishop
Fulton J Sheen, 1953 "The World's First Love."
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