One Minute Meditation
When the world first issued from the Creator’s hands, everything overflowed with goodness, which reached its culmination with the creation of man. But evil came into the world with sin, and rooted itself like a weed in human nature.
True joy, which is always united to goodness, came to earth fully on the day that Our Lady gave her consent, and the Son of God took flesh in her womb. A profound joy already reigned within her because she had been conceived without Original Sin and her union with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit was complete.
At her loving response to God’s plan she became the cause of new happiness in the world. This is because Jesus Christ came to us through her. Christ: the full joy of the Father, of the angels and of men, in whom God is well pleased. Mary’s mission, then and now, is to give Jesus, her Son, to us. This is why we call Our Lady the Cause of our Joy.
Fr. Francis Fernandez