Today we honor Mary (& i must dash before long, it’s one of those ‘try to get your tushi to church’ days; in more formal terms, a Holy Day of Obligation.) Please check out this previous post i wrote about Mary awhile back, as it’s rather what i wanted to say today (& found i already said it, then!) Click here to read the post: Mary, Mother of Jesus.
Here’s a quote for our minds to munch on today from one of my heroes:
“How much we can learn from Our Lady. She was so humble because she was all for God. She was full of grace and she made use of the almighty power that was in her – the grace of God. The most beautiful part of Our Lady was that, when Jesus came into her life, immediately she went in haste to Elizabeth to give Jesus to her and her son. And we read in the Gospel that the child ‘leapt with joy’ at this first contact with Christ. Our Lady was the most wonderful wire. She allowed God to fill her to the brim, so by her surrender, ‘be it unto me according to thy word,’ she became full of grace which she went to pass on to John. So let us ask God to use us now to go round the world, especially in our own communities, and continue connecting the wires of the hearts of men to the current, Jesus.” Mother Teresa (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta)
Virginia : )
p.s. the painting above (acquired in Jerusalem) adorned the walls in my Bethlehem apartment & many places since, including my current room here (as pictured.) The Madonna & Child (look carefully & see!)