Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me — Mark 9:37
Our Blessed Mother Mary received her child, Jesus. And she is the one who helps us to know Him and join our will with His.
The way I originally read Hail Holy Queen is that we ask Mary to do this after our death, after our “exile.” But …
What if our “exile” can happen sooner?
There are many times where I feel like I’m exiled from my true relationship with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. I’d like to think that I can achieve a certain amount of enlightenment – holiness – during my lifetime.
Perhaps we’re asking Mary to show us the physical face of Jesus when we meet Him in person. That would be amazing.
But honestly, the physical form of Jesus really doesn’t matter that much. It’s really about seeing His heart and soul.
Which can happen even today.