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
Friday, December 25, 2015
A deeper question arises before this Holy Family
Adoration of the Shepherds Luke 2:16-20 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Once again the Nativity of the Lord illuminates the gloom that often envelops our world and our hearts and with its light brings hope and joy. Where does this light come from? From the Bethlehem Grotto where the shepherds found “Mary and Joseph, and the babe, lying in a manger.”
Another, deeper question arises before this Holy Family: How can that tiny, frail Child have brought into the world a newness so radical that it changed the course of history? Is there not perhaps something mysterious about his origins which goes beyond that grotto?
The question of Jesus’ origins recurs over and over again. It is the same question that the Procurator Pontius Pilate asked during the trial: “Where are you from?” Yet his origins were quite clear. In John’s Gospel when the Lord says: “I am the bread which came down from heaven; …I have not come of my own accord; he who sent me is true, and him you do not know.”
Pope Benedict XVI General Audience of January 2, 2013