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Humility like Mary's
Attracts the Great King's eye.
It is your life's humility
That brings His gaze down upon you.


My life is poor and hidden, and I never thought that I could do anything for my dear God. Now, I understand why Our Lord chose to be born in poverty, since humility is so dear to Him.


Jesus was born in a stable.
Jesus, the Son of the living God
Hid His unspeakable glory
In the form of a little child.
A manger became His throne,
He had no golden scepter.
No one could see a crown
Or anything shining from the outside.
The Seraphim could not believe
That God would stoop so low.
They would have liked to crown Him in glory
The great King they had lost.

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