Contemplation of Mary

Tuesday, December 9

Pope Francis and icon of Mary

Love never comes just a little bit at a time, I thought, as I watched him, absorbed in contemplation of the Virgin. The previous day, the world made sense, even without love’s presence. But now we needed each other in order to see the true brilliance of things.

by Paulo Coehlo, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept