MARY, OUR MOTHER

Thursday, January 04, 2018

January 4, 2018 Reflection - I, the mother...




(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2018

J.M.J.
January 4, 2018
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! When love is beginning to disappear on earth, when the way of salvation is not being found, I, the mother, am coming to help you to come to know true faith - living and profound - so as to help you to truly love. As a mother, I am longing for your mutual love, goodness, and purity. My desire is that you be just and that you love each other. My children, be joyful in your soul, be pure, be children..." (January 2, 2018)
 
"I, the mother, am coming to help you..."
 
What child has found himself in a fix and not called out for his mother? And what hope floods the one whose mother comes in a time of need. Children know that they need their mother to sort things out for them. They are little. They have very little experience of life. And so their troubles are bigger than they are.
 
"I, the mother, am coming to help you..."
 
Our Lady is our mother. And she is coming to help us in this time when love is beginning to disappear one earth, when the way of salvation is not being found. Surely the troubles of our day are far beyond our ability to correct or understand. We are in a fix. And so the Father has sent our Mother to come to help us. He has sent her to help us in our very real time of need.
 
"I, the mother, am coming to help you..."
 
But the kind of help Our Lady brings is for children. She comes to help her children. Children are those who know that they need their mother. Children are aware that they are small, that they are vulnerable, that they can't make things better on their own. Children need mothers.
 
"I, the mother, am coming to help you..."
 
Our Lady tells us to "be children"!! That is how we can cooperate with our Mother as she comes to help us. Be children! Trust. Obey. Follow. Hope. Be joyful. Be pure. Be simple. Let your Mother help you.
 
"I, the mother, am coming to help you..."
 
Let us pray:
 
Mary, our Mother, I come to you with
my needs and beg you to help me.
 
I honor you as my Mother and helper
and trust in your love for me.
 
Lead me on the path of virtue,
and preserve me from every evil.
 
Let me enjoy your protection
and walk in your love and peace.
 
Guide me closer to Jesus,
Who gave you to me to be my Mother.
 
(Prayer to Mary, Our Mother - http://www.amm.org/prayers/maymary.aspx  )
 
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2017