There is something really interesting to me about people who appear to be quite ordinary, but wind up with extraordinary lives. We celebrate such a person today. Saint Juan Diego is just such a person. He became an extraordinary saint who was the vehicle used by the Blessed Virgin to extend salvation. Just imagine how much the world was impacted by his sharing of the vision. He was a convert to Catholicism. Even after having an appearance of the Blessed Virgin, he goes another way to avoid her, for he is in a hurry to get to Mass. He was not a person of great influence, or power, or money. But he was a man of faith.
It causes me to think about the degree to which I would allow God to use me. For me, it is not a question of whether the Virgin Mary would appear to me, but rather one where I ask, would I listen, especially if the task required more than a little courage. Would I have the faith to believe, or would I doubt? Saint Juan Diego is an example of what happens when one has faith in God.