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33 Days to Morning Glory: Week IV, Reflection #2…

All for Mary! ... All for the Glory of God!

All for Mary! … All for the Glory of God!

St. John Paul the Great says…

God the Father was the first to entrust Himself to Mary, giving her His own Son in the mystery of the Incarnation. What humility! The Creator entrusts Himself to His creature. And so, we too, imitate the Son by humbly entrusting ourselves to the care of the Mother of God.

So if you haven’t figured it out by now, this whole week focuses on Mary’s role as mediator and intercessor for us, God’s Children. Let’s take a good look at what this really entails.

Mediator’s stand between persons or parties to bring unity and agreement… to clarify issues, seek concessions, and urge acceptance from each [party].

How many times in your life have you asked God, “Why?… What did I do to deserve this? … I don’t understand what Your doing! … Lord, what’s going on???”  Speaking for myself, I’ve asked everyone of these and cried out many times during my life when I have not understood God’s ways and why He chooses to do things the way He does. Many times I have desired comfort from the confusion, and this is where Mary comes in!

Mary is a prime exemplar of intersession in that she intercedes on the behalf of all her children with God Himself.

We know she does because we have accounts of this in Sacred Scripture when Jesus and His mother were beginning His three year ministry. Do you recall the story of the Wedding Feast at Cana? You can read the full account in John’s Gospel, chapter 2. But it’s what Mary did that gives us all confidence that she has God’s ear and His favor. When she told her Son that the wedding party had no more wine – a major no-no in Jewish culture – her Son responded with a question, but then went directly into action. Why? Because His mother asked Him to.

The questions for today then are:

When Mary intercedes on our behalf, grace and mercy always follow. What parts of your life need this mercy and grace? Have you asked her to help you? 

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