Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Mary Vitamin for August 5th
Topic: The Transfiguration
John Paul II
“The mystery of light par excellence is the Transfiguration”
Rosarium Virginis Mariae #21
It is said in Holy Scripture that the privileged disciples “saw his glory.” The veil that hid the Lord’s divinity was lifted. It was so pleasing to St. Peter that he cried out, “Oh please do not let us ever leave this holy and sacred place! Let us build tents so that we may remain in your glorious presence!”
Within the walls of a family, there are few secrets, fewer veils to hide behind. Even great men of the world when home are “unveiled” in the presence of their immediate family.
Our Lady lived in the Lord’s direct company from the time of the Annunciation. She had (and has) an unmatched relationship with the Trinity from the beginning of Her Immaculate Conception. One would have to suppose, the many veils that hide the glory of the Lord to the ordinary person were peeled away by the length and depth of their relationship. Had Our Lady grown accustomed to seeing past the ordinary veil that hid Him? Does the extraordinary unveiling of the Transfiguration give us a hint into Our Lady’s ability to know her Son?
Do I recognize the Lord in my family members? Do I try to live in the presence of God? Do I see inconveniences and struggles as a way of uniting myself to the Lord on the Cross? Do I pass my time with my eyes ever toward the tabernacle?
Today when I pass my religious image, I will ask Our Lady
Lift the veil that hides Him from me.”
Today, I will recall the day of my Marian vow as a day of Transfiguration. The words were said on a specific day. Upon the completion of the ceremony, it seems one returns to his ordinary life with nothing changed. The unseen reality is now there is another soul to animate one's actions because all belongs to her.
“This Marian character is not an act of devotion made or recited in a determined moment but is a soul found in each part of our body and presiding over our every thought, word and deed.” Marian Seraphic Pathways, Directory #39
I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Thanks be to God for graces received.