MARY, OUR MOTHER

Monday, July 16, 2007



THE THREEFOLD CROWN

3. How Mary Uses Her Omnipotence.
Now reflect how She makes constant use of Her power in our behalf. Her omnipotence is not a mere title of glory; it is not a mere honor, an empty title of no practical use. Nothing of the sort. Not for a moment does that power remain inactive. She does not use it for any caprice or whim. The measure of Her power is Her own will but this will of Mary is inseparably united to the Will of God. Whatever She wants She also attains. But She will never want nor can She ever desire anything except what God wants and desires. And since what God wants is the salvation of the world, the sanctification of souls, it is to this, above all, that Mary exercises all the immense strength of Her power. How many sinners secure repentance through Mary! How many saints owe their sanctity to Her! How many graces have been showered from Her hands upon those who trust in Her!


Thank God for the wonderful crown that He has placed on the head of Our Heavenly Mother. That crown is a glory for Mary, while being of immense profit to you.


Rejoice with your beloved Mother on seeing Her so exalted, sharing God's every power. Often repeat, "The Queen of Heaven is my Mother." Never forget, especially in the moment of need, that if you are with Mary, nothing can be wanting to you. In order to help you She will do all that is needed, even should miracles and wonders be required. That is nothing for Her since She has power also over them. Let this confidence quicken the whole of your life. Never let yourself be carried away by discouragement.


[Excerpted from 'MARIAN MEDITATIONS' Book by Rev. Dr. Ildefonso R. Villar, Salesian Philippine Province, Nihil Obstat; Imprimatur]