What is the great thing that Our Lady has done for us? She brought the Word of God into the world, or rather, let Him come into the world through her. It is not so much what we do but what we are that allows Christ to live in the world. When the presence of God emerges from our innermost being into our faculties, whether we walk down the street or drink a cup of soup, divine life is pouring into the world.

Thomas Keating, The Daily Reader for Contemplative Living by Thomas Keating, S. Stephanie Iachetta, editor