"Mary’s eyes reflect the beauty of God"
“All who heard were amazed at what the shepherds told them” (Lk 2:18). To be amazed: this
is what is asked of us today, at the conclusion of the Octave of
Christmas, as we continue to contemplate the Child born for us, lacking
everything yet abounding in love. Amazement is what we should feel at
the beginning of each year, for life is a gift that constantly gives us a
chance to make a new start, even from the most lowly of circumstances.
Today is also a day to be amazed by the Mother of God. God appears as