If we haven’t experienced maternal love on a human level, we can be inhibited from accepting the maternal love of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In fact, we can be inhibited from even comprehending such a thing.
FROM FORGIVING MOTHER: A MARIAN NOVENA OF HEALING AND PEACE
“Because you are God’s child, you are a saint in the making. Also, because you are God’s child, you are Mary’s child. The two go hand in hand. Mary does not love you because you are a saint; she loves you whether or not you are a saint. She loves you even if you were the most wretched, hateful sinner to ever walk the earth! If you need help, she will help you. If you call out to her, she will come to your rescue. If you are ill, she will cure you. It may not happen in exactly the timing and manner in which you prefer, but it will happen. It will happen according to God’s will for you through Mary’s intercession and the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Let us pray for all who lack maternal love, that they will be able to open their hearts to Mary, who loves and cherishes them deeply.
O MOTHER, IN YOUR HOLY HEART
O Mother, in your holy heart
deeply inscribe each name
And as a sign that we are yours
write it with blood and flame.
In love and childlike gratitude
your name shall also be
Deeply inscribed within my heart
for all eternity.*
*Taken from Heavenwards, by Fr. Joseph Kentenich