Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

And Mary said:

"My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.

He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he has remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children for ever."

Luke 1:46-55

Also known as the Canticle of Mary; these words became her prayer, for all ages to come. She is the Mother of all Mothers. God has blessed us with a very beautiful woman to show us her Divine Son. To teach us about humility, reverence, love.

God chose this simple Maiden, to fulfill his plan in our salvation. For her devotion and love for him, she is the epitome of holiness, that we should all strive to be, in our self giving to God.

Mary, dear Mother, your beauty far surpasses you, from the time when you were chosen to be the vessel of our most beloved Lord and Savior, you have been our Mother too. Little do we know it, when we have life within us it is by the grace of God, for us to nurture as you did your Son. Many have lived and gone before you dear Mother, but none were chosen to be the Mother of the one who would save us from destruction. How sad it is that we destroy life. Life that you have shown us is blessed. It's no wonder you cry, and hold back your Son from lashing out at us.

As mothers today, when we observe anger from our spouses, or children, what do we do? We try to disarm their fuses, don't we. When we see injustices done and our own fly off the handle in anger, wanting to correct the error, don't we try to talk them out of their own vengeance upon those that have done wrong, hoping the situation will correct itself. These are a few instances that we do also in attempting to mend or fix wrongs. Just think about our Heavenly Mother and her attempts to help us too, by soothing her Son from his anger at us for the hurt we cause him. But if we hurt him, we hurt her too. We may not see our Divine Family, but they are closer to us, than those we live with on earth, and we hurt them the most. This is not love, so when we hurt those we live with, we too cause more hurt in heaven, their hearts are first.

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