Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Mary TV Daily Reflection 12/11/2014
(c)Mary TV 2014 To let the Infant Jesus live in us...
December 11, 2014
St. Damasus I, Pope
Dear Family of Mary!
December 2, 2014"Dear
children, remember - for I am telling you that love will win.... My
children, to live my Son means to live the Gospel. This is not easy.
This means love, forgiveness and sacrifice. This purifies and it opens
Lady is honest. She doesn't sugar coat the life of a Christian. To live
Jesus means to go the way of the cross. It means to love, even when it
is not returned. It means to forgive, even when we may be hurt again.
And it means to sacrifice, even when that sacrifice is not noticed or
valued and seems to change nothing.
is a hard road. But as Our Lady says, if we live her Son, we will be
purified and made ready for the Kingdom. This road leads to the narrow
way, but it is the way of joy, because it is the way to heaven.
Houselander speaks about living Jesus, and about love, forgiveness and
sacrifice lived by Jesus in us, in the form of suffering:
presence or absence is known by the effect of suffering on us,
especially by the effect of small sufferings of every day, such as the
"slights" which literally corrode those who try to endure them in their
own strength. But in those in whom Christ abides, it is Christ who
suffers every humiliation; for them there are no psychological scars,
the Humility of Christ clothes them in his Majesty and crowns them.
It is not what is suffered that redeems and heals; it is who
suffers. One tear of Christ's could redeem the world: all the tears of
the whole world that are not his are of no avail to comfort one child.
matters is not that we suffer, or that we suffer a little or a lot, but
that Christ suffers in us. That Christ suffers whatever we suffer. Not
that our lives are small or are lived on a heroic scale, but that they
are lived by Christ in us. Therefore, our way to share in the world's
healing, to mitigate the world's suffering, is simply to foster and
cherish the Infant Christ in our souls.
the Christ in us is the Infant Christ, it is in our littleness that we
are stretched to the size of the Cross; it is in our helplessness that
we are crucified in him. (The Passion of the Infant Christ. p 94)
love, forgive and sacrifice in union with Jesus, who lives in us, is
the way to the Kingdom. And it is the way to help others arrive there as
well. Because this kind of life is intercessory. It brings grace to
everyone. This is the way love wins!
Christmas, may we invite the Infant Jesus to live in our hearts, so
that we can live Jesus. We will find a new strength and dignity because
we will be intent on loving Jesus within and letting Him live in us. He
will love in us, forgive in us, and sacrifice in us, and we will let Him
lead us to the Kingdom.