A Reflection on
the Third Joyful Mystery
by Dr. Deyanira
Can we love someone
we do not even know? Can we love deeply someone we know only vaguely?
is Jesus, the adorable, eternal and incarnate Wisdom loved so little if
not because he is either too little known or not known at all? Hardly
anyone studies the supreme science of Jesus, as did St. Paul (Eph.3, 19).
And yet this is the most noble, the most consoling, the most useful and
the most vital of all sciences and subjects in heaven and on earth.
It is the most noble
of all sciences because its subject is the most noble and the most
sublime: Wisdom uncreated and incarnate ... 'Jesus Christ is everything
that you can and should wish for. Long for him, seek for him, because he
is that unique and precious pearl for which you should be ready to sell
everything you possess' ....
Nothing is more
consoling than to know divine Wisdom. Happy are those who listen to
him; happier still are those who desire him and seek him; but happiest of
all are those who keep his laws. Their hearts will be filled with that
infinite consolation which is the joy and happiness of the eternal Father
and the glory of the angels. If only we knew the joy of a soul that
perceives the beauty of divine Wisdom and is nourished with the milk of
divine kindness, we would cry out with the bride in the Song of Songs:
'Your love is better than wine', better by far than all created delights
The knowledge of eternal
Wisdom is not only the most noble and the most consoling of all, it is
also the most useful and the most necessary since eternal life
consists in knowing God and Jesus Christ, his Son (Jn.17, 3) ... If we
really want to have eternal life, let us learn all there is to know about
Eternal Wisdom ... To know Jesus Christ, incarnate Wisdom, is to know all
we need. To presume to know everything and not know him is to know nothing
at all ...." (St. Louis M. De Montfort, Love of Eternal Wisdom .
May Our Blessed Mother, the
person who has best known and loved Jesus Christ, help us to grow ever
more in our knowledge and love of her Divine Son!
Blessed New Year!
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