Mary is our model of the hidden life. That means that she never wished to be sought after for her own sake. Have we really the desire to be unknown? If God want us to be known to others by our good works or our gifts He will see to it…If only we kept in mind that we are always in the presence of God, that God always sees us, we would not be so terribly interested in the opinions others might have of us.
Fr. Brian Farrelly, SMM