Listen: “You cannot visit the child without visiting the
mother, you cannot in common human life approach the child except
through the mother. If we are to think of Christ in this aspect at all
... we must admit, if only as we admit it in an old picture, that those
holy heads are too near together for the haloes not to mingle and
Ponder: Does Mary’s motherhood help me to know Jesus more intimately? How do I visit Jesus through his mother?
Respond: Mother Mary, help me to know your son more dearly.