To imitate, I read somewhere, translates
into a flattery that is not false
but noble in intent. As in when one
exerts the effort to be good like God
through images and likenesses of Him.
Like angels and saints who lived to deserve
a place in heaven. Like Mary, who said
she is the handmaid of the Lord, His will
be done. And so she bore the Son of Man.
However highly favored she went through
a life of sorrow and a suffering
commensurate with that of Jesus Christ’s.
There is, therefore, a cross between her life
and His that measures mankind’s sinfulness
according to God’s sacrifice to save
the very world that out of love He made.
A life is borrowed from its birth and yet
the nurturing it got does not decide
completely what its future promises
unless the nurturer has heart attached
to heaven’s grace. For many are the ills
even at home exists and families
are enveloped in an environment
replete with flaws and man-made accidents.
An attitude is needed to pervade
man’s search of hunger and of thirst to grow
along with Mary and in Jesus Christ
in poverty and purity and glow.
Abraham de la Torre