Posted by: vftmom247 | 2011/09/15

Impulse: And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.

         Thursday, September 15

Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows

                                                   Gospel: John 19:25-27

 

And from that hour the disciple took her into his home. (Verse 27)

 

St.  Joseph received a huge privilege!  He was allowed to take Mary to him. The Angel said: “Do not fear taking Mary into your home”.  Here John is allowed to take Mary to him.  He is deliberately called “the disciple” here, the disciple who stands at the cross, the disciple who stands by Jesus.  The Church is allowed to identify with this disciple.  Each one of us is allowed to take Mary to us. In the story of the Apostles, we see how the original community took Mary in. (Acts 1:14)

 

And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.

 

How can we personally take Mary to us?  What does that mean?  In prayer we can ask St. Joseph about his relationship to Mary.  How did he live with her?  What did she mean to him?  He could help us find a deep relationship with her.  In the history of the Church, there are many who offer advice.  One of them is Ludwig Maria Grignon von Montfort.  He wrote “The Golden Book”.  He recommends a consecration to Mary”.  Many who honor Mary have found great strength for their life.

 

And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.

 

To take Mary to us! To bring her into our life!  That should not be complicated.   It is enough if we open up some room and some time in our daily prayer.  I personally dedicate a certain amount of time each day during which I simply look at a picture of Mary.  Many people pray the rosary every day.  Whoever is not practiced in doing that, can begin by praying just one decade every day.  Yes, let’s take her into our life!  She is a valuable human being!  She is a huge present!  No one will regret having a friend in Heaven.

 

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Note from Chuck and Ginny Taylor – After Saturday, we will be up at Covecrest and will be able to get the translation out every morning.  Thank you all so much for your patience as we are winding up our current lives…and moving onto our missionary lives.

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