I get a daily email called Benedict Everyday, and it’s both a wonderful dose of our papa and a lovely gift of wisdom in my inbox. Today’s quote was too good not to share (emphasis mine):

Mary stands before us as a sign of comfort encouragement and hope. She turns to us saying, ‘Commit yourself to God; then you will see that it is precisely by doing so that your life will become broad and light, not boring, but filled with infinite surprises, for God’s infinite goodness is never depleted!’

Pope Benedict XVI, from his homily on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2005