One of the best investments I have ever made for my prayer life is a subscription to the Magnificat. It offers me daily devotions, Mass prayers and readings, and pieces of spiritual reflection. The mediation for today is too good not to share:
About Mary—“Humble and great, more than a creature,” was the way Dante defined her. She possessed none of the requisites of human greatness. Her sole value lies in the fact that she was chosen by God to play a role of superior importance to any human exaltation whatsoever (who has the power to raise a woman to the dignity of Mother of God?) and she always corresponded fully with intelligence and freedom, to the will of her Lord.
About us—Each on of us has also been thought of by God from all eternity and must accomplish that salvific role, for ourselves and for others, which God assigns to us and makes known to us through the various circumstances of our lives, as well as through the “talents” (material goods and personal gifts) which we have received from the Lord. Our greatness will depend on how we correspond and how we stand before the eyes of God
…Father Gabriele Amorth.