I enjoy picturing you in this stage as if you were floating in space.
But you’re not. You hold the universe, then make yourself this tiny spec.
You choose to let a human become your whole universe.
I have not yet followed you here, Lord.
I try to humble myself, but your mother is not my universe; you are.
You entrusted yourself to her in such a way that she became your everything.
She has never been that for me.
I do not understand the importance of following you here.
Only you have been, and are, my everything.
Does following you mean approaching her with humility like you did?
And though I do not feel a need for her, to choose to need her - like you did?
I made a promise to follow you because I believe you are the way, the truth and the life.
So, since I can learn about you almost anywhere,
and only if this helps me learn more about you, Lord,
I will try to entrust myself to her like you did -
not for my salvation; but for my formation.
Today, for 5 minutes, I will watch you grow from one cell to many as each begins to form distinctly into the vital organs you will need to survive. By your grace I will become more aware that all of this is taking place within your mother.
Jesus, this Advent renew me as a member of your mystical body on earth.
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