Friday, September 20, 2013

Overwhelmed by Gratitude

Once our Blessed Lady reveals the slightest glimpse of her love for us, we are overwhelmed by beauty. We cannot keep from rejoicing and loving God and our brothers and sisters as she did.

Mary reveals Jesus to us. She is the Immaculate Temple of Divine Love, with arms outstretched to all. Truly humble, her whole being is focused on worshiping and glorifying God, Who alone is worthy of all her love.

In her maternal embrace, our fears and cares melt away. We are reassured by the radiant smile in her eyes. With Jesus, she is “our life, our sweetness, and our hope.” She holds us inside her Heart.

What is beyond Mary’s power?

She is entirely united with God’s Will and clothed with His own Divine Power. She who never sinned now leads us, her beloved children, to overcome all sin.

The one who trusted God in her ‘fiat’ two millennia ago, from the Annunciation to the Crucifixion and her ultimate Assumption into Heaven, gives each of us courage today to give all that we have and are to God in grateful love and childlike abandonment.

Mama Mary, Model of Christian Discipleship and Terror of Demons, pray for us who have recourse to thee, and for all those who do not have recourse to thee, especially the enemies of the Church and those recommended to thee. +Amen.

+Br. Philip Maria Allen, CFR
St. Felix Friary, Yonkers, NY, USA
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