Indeed, even we guard what we love and cherish. Christ Our Lord loves no creature more than Mary. Do we realize this enough? It is only when one finds that another is true and sincere that one reveals one’s innermost thoughts. That is why love of Mary is a great grace from God. It is when we have received that grace that we praise her, exalt her, honor her, love her and serve her as she ought to be served. When we examine our spiritual life we must ask ourselves, ‘Around whom does it revolve?’ Is the praise, exaltation and honor centered in ourselves? Are we self-satisfied with what we have done? We will reach the perfection of self-abnegation only when we place Mary, and, through her, Jesus in our hearts.