We have a Mother who is waiting to help us. She sees what is going on in our lives right now, she sees the way we are hurting, she sees the way we are struggling, she sees the longing in our hearts. And she wants one thing – for us to find peace. She knows that our hearts are longing for the Lord, but she also knows it is hard for us to come to Him. And so, she is waiting to help us.
I invite you to give her a chance. I invite you to welcome her into your heart. Maybe you have in the past, maybe you haven’t, but today I invite you a new to let her love you. There is nothing to be afraid of in our sweet Mother, she only wants our good. She only wants to bring us to the Lord – who is the Love we are longing for.
I tend to be afraid of the Lord’s love for me, yet I desire it more than anything. I want to share a reflection I had in the chapel the other day that very much helped me with this. I was praying the Rosary and meditating on the mystery of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple. I usually struggle to enter into this particular mystery, but this time our sweet Mother interceded for me in a special way. I understood that our Lady was telling me that by nature of my Baptism and Confirmation, I have become a temple of the Holy Spirit. And as in Scripture, as Mary presented Jesus to the Temple in accordance with Jewish tradition, I felt that afternoon that she was presenting the Lord to me, to the Temple that I am, in the same way. I was able to receive the Lord, to receive the love He desired to give me. Allowing the Blessed Mother to be the one to present Our Lord to me was a beautiful gift to me. We don’t have to be afraid, because we don’t have to do anything alone.
In invite you again to give Our Blessed Lady a chance. She desires to help you. Allow her to walk you through the mysteries of Christ in the Rosary, you won’t regret it.