Experiencing and coping with a troubled or abusive parent can leave you in a state of utter confusion.
Although for a completely different reason, Mary experienced confusion as well. When the Angel Gabriel appeared to her, she was confused. Who was this being? Why did he come? She further was confused when he asked her to become the mother of the Son of God. She had taken a vow of perpetual virginity!
FROM FORGIVING MOTHER: A MARIAN NOVENA OF HEALING AND PEACE:
“Healing from the woundedness caused by your mother will change you in a drastic way as well. Perhaps you are afraid, as Mary was when the Angel appeared to her. Certainly, there are times when you have been, and will be, confused like Mary was. But if you allow him to, our Lord will transform you, not in making you Mother of God, but in making you the whole and healed person you were meant to be.”
Let us pray for all who are in a state of confusion as the result of an abusive or troubled relationship. Through the intercession of our Lady, may they find the clarity they seek.
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