May 29, 2023
Dear Family of Mary!
Jesus gave us His Mother as He died on the cross. This final act shows us His total love for us. He brought us into His family by giving us His Mother as our Mother. We can only be in awe at such a gift!!
Here is that moment, that gift, from the Gospel of John:
But standing by the cross of Jesus
were his mother
and his mother’s sister,
Mary the wife of Clopas,
When Jesus saw his mother,
and the disciple whom he loved
he said to his mother,
“Woman, behold, your son!”
Then he said to the disciple,
“Behold, your mother!”
And from that hour
the disciple took her to his own home. (John19: 25-27)
On this feast day we celebrate the gift of Mary as our Mother, as the Mother of the whole church. She spoke to us about her role as Mother of the Church in this message. Let’s take in her words today, and let them mold us and bless us!:
June 2, 2016
as the Mother of the Church,
as your mother,
I am smiling as I look at you:
how you are coming to me,
how you are gathering around me,
how you are seeking me.
My comings among you are proof
of how much Heaven loves you.
They indicate to you the way to eternal life,
you who strive to have a pure heart
and to have my Son in it,
you are on the good way.
You who are seeking my Son
are seeking the good way.
He left many signs of His love.
He left hope.
It is easy to find Him
if you are ready for sacrifice and penance –
if you have patience, mercy and love for your neighbors.
Many of my children do not see and do not hear.
They do not accept my words and my work
yet through me, my Son calls everyone.
His Spirit illuminates all of my children
in the light of the Heavenly Father,
in the unity of Heaven and Earth,
in mutual love –
because love invokes love
and makes works more important than words.
Therefore, my apostles,
pray for your Church,
and do works of love.
No matter how betrayed or wounded,
it is here because it comes from the Heavenly Father.
Pray for your shepherds
so that in them you may see
the greatness of the love of my Son.
May we cherish the Catholic Church, our Mother here on earth. No matter the trials we face, Jesus will stand by His Church, and Mary with Him. We are in good hands!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
(c)Mary TV 2023