I have said this so many times before and I will continue to say it forever that I am a mama’s boy. I love my mama, the Blessed Virgin Mary. She is perfect in every way and wants only for me to love Jesus. Every prayer and intercession she says for me is to glorify her Son, my Lord and Savior.
On this Feast Day, I imagine a young girl with child, traveling rough terrain with the uncertainty of her safety to go to her cousin to help her during her pregnancy. When Jesus arrives in the womb of Mary, John the Baptist leaps with joy in the womb of Elizabeth. It is an amazing passage to read and Mary’s Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55) is one of the most beautiful and humble prayers in scripture. I say this prayer every day for the glory of God in honor of our Mother.
In today’s reading from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans 12:9-16, he lists a litany of what we should and should not do. After reading it a few times, it actually describes our Blessed Virgin Mary in my humble opinion. Paul says … Let love be sincere; hate what is evil, hold on to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; anticipate one another in showing honor. Do not grow slack in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the holy ones, exercise hospitality. Bless those who persecute you, bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Have the same regard for one another; do not be haughty but associate with the lowly; do not be wise in your own estimation.
I love you Mother Mary! To God be the glory! In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.