December 8 - Immaculate Conception
It is a dogma of faith that Mary was conceived without sin. That is, she was completely free of the selfishness and sin that affects every human being. This belief was kept by the people for centuries, in the conviction that God would deliver his mother from the bondage of sin. Finally, in 1854, the Pope proclaimed it as a dogma. The fact that Mary is free of sin gives every human being the self-assurance of knowing that God has the power and will to free us of sin and death.
What tendencies toward selfishness do you have? How are you going to try to overcome it? Do you entrust yourself to the protection and intercession of Mary?