Study for the Colonna Pietà
Our Lady gave God a human heart.
She made it possible for Him, for Christ, to love me.
She gave her life to be His life.
She gave Him her body, what He asked for.
She gave Christ His capacity for pain.
Giving Him life she gave Him death.
She was made for Christ and then literally her life became His life.
She gave birth not only to Christ in history, but to the Christ in all of us.
She gave her good simple life to be the substance of His life in all of us.
Her love for him always radiated, always went out to the whole world, always touched sinners.
When she held Him to her heart, she took all broken, sinful men to her heart.
Giving Him her life, she gave us our life. -- Caryll Houselander