|Adoration of the Magi by William Blake|
Humility alone has the key in Divine mysteries. Think what a surprise awaited the Magi at Bethlehem – the star resting there, over that poor cottage! The Desired of all nations, the King of kings so housed; an artisan the sole attendant of the Royal Mother and her Child! Yet how quickly they adjusted themselves to it all – "and falling down they adored Him." Only by divesting ourselves of our preconceived notions and creeping up to Christ with the open mind of one who knows nothing of His ways but is prepared to be a docile student, do we come to feel – first wonder, then admiration, love, gratitude, and at last, God helping, the desire to follow.
~Mother Mary Loyola, With the Church, Volume 1, Advent to the Ascension
O come, let us bow and bend low!