"In Advent Christ rested in Mary still, silent, helpless, utterly dependent. The Creator trusted Himself to His creature....This was a foreshadowing of what the Incarnation would mean for us; for in us too, Christ rests as He rested in Mary. From the moment when the Christ life is conceived in us, our life is intended for one thing, the expression of His love, His love for God and for the world.... We must allow the Christ life to grow in us in rest. Our whole being must fold upon Christ's rest in us, as the earth folds upon the seed."
Caryll Houselander, The Passion of the Infant Christ
(London: Sheed and Ward, 1949)