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2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Mary TV Daily Reflection 3/30/2014
(c)Mary TV 2014
Go to Confession and decide for holiness.
March 30, 2014
Dear Family of Mary!
Day 5 of our Novena to St. Isidore and St. Faustina for the grace to understand and love Confession!
From Saint Faustina:
word - humility. A soul does not benefit as it should from the
sacrament of confession if it is not humble. Pride keeps it in darkness.
The soul neither knows how, nor is it willing, to probe with precision
the depths of its own misery. It puts on a mask and avoids everything
that might bring it recovery. 
Concerning Holy Confession. We should derive two kinds of profit from Holy Confession:
1. We come to confession to be healed;
2. We come to be educated - like a small child, our soul has constant need of education.
my Jesus, I understand these words to their very depths, and I know
from my own experience that, on its own strength, the soul will not go
far; it will exert itself greatly and will do nothing for the glory of
God; it will err continually, because our mind is darkened and does not
know how to discern its own affairs. 
wants just this: to have the person who is aspiring for sanctity direct
himself because then, without doubt, he will never attain it. .
Our Lady speaks:
"Dear children! In the great love
of God, I come to you today to lead you on the way of humility and
meekness. The first station on that way, my children, is confession.
Reject your arrogance and kneel down before my Son. Comprehend, my
children, that you have nothing and you can do nothing. The only thing
that you have and that you possess is sin. Be cleansed and accept
meekness and humility. My Son could have won with strength, but He chose
meekness, humility and love. Follow my Son and give me your hands so
that, together, we may climb the mountain* and win. Thank you." (July 2,
Fr. Wilson writes:
Has my spirituality been merely a quest for personal excellence?
Am I seeking a reputation for humility rather than the reality of humility?
I failed to take leadership or strong action for fear of being thought
proud or ambitious? In other words, do I prefer to be proud rather than
to be thought proud?
Have I fished for praise with the bait of false modesty?
Have I refused responsibility for fear that prominence might reveal my limitations?
Are the main causes of my joys and sorrows the gratification or frustration of vanity?
When anyone is praised, is my first impulse always to belittle; in other words, do I suffer from jealousy based on pride?
Have I boasted of my achievements, wealth, et cetera? Dressed ostentatiously?
I been too proud to accept well-merited correction, even from my
confessor/ When I have been corrected have I sulked and adopted the pose
of the misunderstood injured- innocent? Have I dispensed myself from
heeding a correction by presuming that my superior or confessor was
merely depressed or liverish and that he will get over it?
Is my neighbor a darling when he agrees with me, and a pig-headed egoist when he doesn't?
Am I something of a "private pontiff"?
(Fr. Alfred Wilson. "Pardon and Peace.")
the remedy for this lamentable frame of mind is to love God more than
we love ourselves. It is to take the unholy trinity of "Me, Myself and
I" out of the center and put God in the center of our lives. Humility is
loving God to distraction and seeing ourselves in the light of day,
with all our limitations and weaknesses, existing only and always
because of God's love for us.
Let us pray:
Lord Jesus, we ask you to give us a true understanding of the
necessity and grandeur of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Help us to
recognize you in the confessional, waiting for us, waiting to forgive
us and embrace us with your love and mercy. We need forgiveness. Help
us to find our way into your arms.