Mary is our hope personified. She is captivating, full of grace. She is obedient, humbled to God’s will. She bears fruit, which is every woman’s desire--be it physical or spiritual fruit. She is joyful with a desire to do God’s will.
She is, as Fulton Sheen wrote, ‘what God wanted us all to be.’
We are in a constant state of becoming like Joseph and Mary—albeit in various ways—when we are open to God.