Suffering can be a real downer topic, but not this time. In this show, Marge brings joy to suffering by talking about the upside. Yes, there IS an upside! By our Baptism, we are members of a royal priesthood and as such, our suffering has great value and redeeming power when offered with Jesus’ Passion on the Altar.
It’s fitting to take a day out to spiritually exalt the Cross upon which our Savior suffered and died for us. He bore so much pain and agony on account of our sins and with a love that is limitless despite our faults and sinfulness! The feast is the occasion for a new beginning, as well, as we resolve to take up our own crosses, given to us by Divine Providence, and carry them forward out of love for Jesus.
If the Virgin Mary can, through her intercession, effect a monumental victory on the battlefield, don’t you think she can effect a monumental victory over us? The Star of the Sea seeks constantly to win our hearts for Christ, and she will, if we open our hearts to her.
Do You Know Why the Nativity of Mary is One of Just Three Birthdays Celebrated by the Catholic Church?hurch
The greatness and dignity of this Blessed Virgin are such that God alone does, and can, comprehend it,” St. Bernardine once said. The Blessed Virgin of whom he speaks is Mary – the most excellent of God’s creatures – and annually on September 8, we celebrate her nativity. Not only Read more…
Change can be good or bad, expected or unexpected. Regardless, it’s always stressful and often hard to accept. All change tests us and challenges our concept of God’s wisdom and power. When change occurs, God is speaking to us and we need to listen and learn – but how?