Today we celebrate Mary’s birth, a crucial step in our salvation story. In the Catholic tradition, Mary is honored as the sinless tabernacle for our Lord.
This purity was reinforced for us when our Lady identified herself in Lourdes saying “I am the Immaculate Conception.”
If that’s true, then her parents Anne and Joachim played a crucial role in her upbringing.
So if you’ve had the joy of being a parent, here’s the question: How might you behave differently if you knew that the salvation of all humanity lay with your children?
It’s an unanswerable question, I suppose, but something to ponder.