Greetings on this the Memorial of the Most Holy Name of Mary, optional
Readings: Gal 4:4-7; Lk 1:46-47, 48-49, 50-51, 52-53, 54-55; Lk 1:39-47
Notes: For some veneration of Mary is difficult as they worry it detracts from her Son, Jesus Christ.
“Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.” –Saint Maximilian Kolbe
Here is a gentle way to understand Mary and her Son, Jesus. No religious polities. Just balance.
Brothers and sisters:
When the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to ransom those under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.
The Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name.
Stylized version of gospel Luke 1:46-55.
“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.”
“For he has looked with favor on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed: the Almighty has done great things for me and holy is his Name.”
“He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation. He has shown the strength of his arm, he has scattered the proud in their conceit.”
“He has cast down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.”
“He has come to the help of his servant Israel for he has remembered his promise of mercy, the promise he made to our fathers, to Abraham and his children for ever.”
Blessed are you, O Virgin Mary, who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.
A theme of late for me is family.
Mary, she’s your family, talk with her.
Read it with a fresh perspective: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/luke/1?39
Peace be with you,