MY REFLECTION FOR TODAY
This Message was given on New Years eve, the last night of the year 1973. Our Lady says to begin the new year with her, in prayer. Which brings up the question, "What do you do on New Years Eve?"
Mary is complaining that most people are celebrating the arrival of the new year intoxicated; empty and offensive to their dignity of being humans who are made in the image of God; redeemed and loved by Jesus, Her divine Son!
Do you remember the new year's eve of 2000, the millennium? The pastor of our small community [Transfiguration Parish] decided to have a Mass celebrated at that moment and then some coffee/tea and donuts afterward to celebrate 2000 years of Christianity! I was very pleased with this and of course was there at that Mass. Unfortunately it was not repeated the next year. Actually, there is no place better to be than in the presence of Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament any time of the year!
My friends, lets remember these words of Mother Mary: "Begin the new year on your knees, praying with Me, O my son" (and daughter). Mary wants us to pray for all those who are offending Almighty God on this vigil night of Our Lady's great Feast of Mary, Mother of God! Watch, believe, and entrust ourselves to Our Lady as She guides us into these years of Her great Triumph!