These lines are not written for little women. They are meant for full-grown men, and very... manly men, who at times, no doubt, have raised their hearts to God, crying out to Him with the Psalmist: “Teach me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.” (Ps 142:8)

I must tell these men a secret that may very well be the beginning of the way that Christ wants them to follow.

My friend, if you want to be great, become little.

To be little you have to believe as children believe, to love as children love, to abandon yourself as children do..., to pray as children pray.

You have to do all this if you are to achieve what I am going to tell you in these lines:

The beginning of the way, at the end of which you will find yourself completely carried away by love for Jesus, is a trusting love for Mary.

Do you want to love Our Lady? Well then, get to know her. How? By praying her Rosary well.

But, in the Rosary... we always say the same things! Always the same? And don't people in love always say the same things to each other...? Might it not be that you find the Rosary monotonous because, instead of pronouncing words like a man, you mumble noises while your mind is very far from God? Moreover, listen: before each decade we are told the mystery to be contemplated. Have you ever contemplated these mysteries?

Become little. Come with me and -this is the essence of what I want to tell you- we shall live the life of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

Each day we shall do something new for them. We shall hear their family conversation. We shall see the Messiah grow up. We shall admire His thirty years of hidden life.... We shall be present at his passion and death.... We shall be amazed at the glory of his resurrection.... In a word: carried away by Love (the only real love is Love), we shall contemplate each and every moment of the life of Christ.