One Minute Marian Reflection – 10 May “Mary’s Month” and Thursday of the Sixth Week of Eastertide
The parents of Jesus, took him up to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord…Luke 2:22
REFLECTION – MARY: PRESENTING JESUS IN THE TEMPLE: “She teaches us to have charity. Remember the scene of the presentation of Jesus in the temple. An old man, Simeon, said to Mary, ‘Behold: This child is destined to bring about the fall of many and the rise of many in Israel and to be a sign, which people will refuse to acknowledge, so that the thoughts of many hearts shall be made manifest. As for your own soul, it shall have a sword pierce it.’ So great is Mary’s love for all mankind that she, too, fulfilled Christ’s words: ‘Greater love has no man than this, that he should lay down his life for his friends.’ “… St Josemaría Escrivá (1902-1975) – “Mother of God and Our Mother,” Friends of God, 287.
Let us offer to our Mother today:
A pilgrimage to one of her shrines, or at least such a pilgrimage in prayer.
PRAYER – Our Father, Your Son was ransomed with the offering of 2 turtledoves and Mary, in obedience and with immense love in heart was submissive and offered herself too, for all mankind. Her sorrows were to come and she pondered them whilst she manifested her love and charity through her son. Grant us we pray, through her intercession, that we may grow in charity and through the offering of our sorrows, for the sins of all the world. Through our Lord Jesus Christ in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever, amen.