Seized with Longing When Mary is Born
Mary alone forms the boundary between created and uncreated nature, and no one can come to God except through her and the Mediator born of her, and none of God’s gifts can be bestowed on angels or men except through her. As in the case with lamps on earth constructed of glass or some other transparent material, it is impossible to look at the light or enjoy its rays except through the loam, so it is beyond the reach of all to look upwards to God or be helped by him to make progress in any direction, except through the Ever-Virgin, this God-bearing lamp who is truly radiant with divine brightness. “God is in the midst of her,” it says, “she shall not be moved” (Ps 46:5).
If God requites us according to the measure of our love for him, and he who loves the Son is loved by him and by his Father, and becomes in a mysterious way the dwelling of Both, as they make their home and walk in his soul, as The Lord promised (Jn 14:23; cf. 2 Cor 6:16), who could love him more than his Mother? For not only was he her only Son, but she bore him on her own without a spouse, so her paternal love was naturally double, not being shared with a partner…
Thus she is both the treasury and the treasurer of the riches of the Godhead, and the highest ranks of Cherubim look to her and trust in her. They, above all others, are seized with longing for her, as, more than all others, they long for the outpouring of light and the granting of indescribable divine graces which come through her.