Behold the fragrance of my son is as the fragrance of a field of plenty which the Lord has blessed

Posted on December 15, 2008. Filed under: what I'm reading |

She intercedes for them
211. Finally, the fifth and greatest service which
this loving Mother renders her faithful followers
is to intercede for them with her Son. She appeases
him with her prayers, brings her servants into
closer union with him and maintains that union.
Rebecca made Jacob approach the bed of his father.
His father touched him, embraced him and even
joyfully kissed him after having satisfied his hunger
with the well-prepared dishes which Jacob had brought him.
Then inhaling most joyfully the exquisite perfume of
his garments, he cried:
“Behold the fragrance of my son is as the fragrance
of a field of plenty which the Lord has blessed.”

The fragrance of this rich field which so captivated
the heart of the father, is none other than
the fragrance of the merits and virtues of Mary
who is the plentiful field of grace
in which God the Father has sown
the grain of wheat of the elect, his only Son.
How welcome to Jesus Christ, the Father of the world to come,
is a child perfumed with the fragrance of Mary!
How readily and how intimately does he
unite himself to that child!
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thanks to :
Catholic Treasury
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image:
Icon of The Mother of God “the Unexpected Joy”

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