Sunday Reflection – 14 April – Palm Sunday, Year C
God with Us!
St John XXIII (1881-1963)
This is the great reality of Christian history – Jesus, the Sacred Host, the Bread of Life, in the midst of His Church.
This is that brightest Star which enables us to look forward with great confidence to the future Kingdom of Christ. And, as we bless and adore Jesus in the most Holy Eucharist, we wish to raise our hearts in trustful prayer to Mary, His sweet Mother and our Mother too.
So let us turn to her, as our own dear Mother. It is she, who bore and presented to the world, Jesus, our Redeemer and Saviour. It is she, who leads innocent souls and penitent souls, to Jesus. It was at her request at the wedding at Cana that our Saviour worked His first great miracle, to the joy and delight of all believers.
In her sanctuary of Lourdes and in so many other sanctuaries all over the world, she continues her motherly and pious task of leading to her Divine Son’s arms, all who pray to her, for the safety, peace and joy of the Holy Universal Church. Is this not the literal accomplishment of our fervent resole – “to Jesus through Mary?”
Let us then understand one another, beloved children, as we worship Jesus in the Holy Eucharist – God with us! God with us!
The Sacrament of Jesus, remains with us as our divine inheritance, for our salvation and for the joy of the Catholic and Apostolic Church.
When we pray before the Blessed Sacrament, may the Mother of Jesus, who is our Mother, continually be remembered, as our intercessor and protectress, the joy and gladness of our hearts. Amen.