God looked over the world for an empty heart — but not a lonely heart — a heart that was empty like a flute on which He might pipe a tune — not lonely like an empty abyss, which is filled by death. And the emptiest heart He could find was the heart of a Lady. Since there was no self there, He filled it with His very Self.

~ Fulton Sheen, The World’s First Love: Mary Mother of God

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