Dear Brothers and Sisters,
This is the image that began my journey to renew my Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary for this Christmas Day:
I was so struck by the image of the Christ Child embracing the Lamb – reflecting on the fact that Jesus the Word Made Flesh was both the Lamb of God to be sacrificed for us, and the Good Shepherd – it seemed to me the artist had captured the love in the Heart of God, by that simple gesture of the Christ Child’s embrace.
How grateful I am this Christmas Day! May the Lord Jesus, Prince of Peace, ever bless us all with His Love and His Peace, through Mary. May those of us who have consecrated ourselves or will consecrate ourselves, open our hearts wide to receive God’s Grace to LIVE our consecration every day henceforth.
Due to the limit of words allowed for posts on CAF, I couldn’t post the full text of St. Louis De Montfort’s Act of Total Consecration, but it can be found at: http://iipg.org/consecrationday.htm
Blessings to all on this beautiful Feast Day!