Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Sunday is always the “Lord’s Day” of Resurrection and a day to rejoice! As I read from St. Louis De Monfort’s “True Devotion”, we have so much to rejoice and be grateful for in His many gifts to us:
- Mary is the Queen of heaven and earth by grace as Jesus is king by nature and by conquest. But as the kingdom of Jesus Christ exists primarily in the heart or interior of man, according to the words of the Gospel, “The kingdom of God is within you”, so the kingdom of the Blessed Virgin is principally in the interior of man, that is, in his soul. It is principally in souls that she is glorified with her Son more than in any visible creature. So we may call her, as the saints do, Queen of our hearts.
In our days of preparation, we are seeking first to empty ourselves of the spirit of the world. What better way than to see how “crowded” we may have become interiorly? Is the kingdom of God a priority within you and me today? Is Christ upon the Throne as King, and is Mary there as Queen of our hearts? If not, why not?
Come Holy Spirit, kindle in us the fire of Your Love. Purify our hearts by Your blazing Fire of Love! Convince us of any sins we may not want to see, and show us how to rid ourselves of anything that is contrary to your Truth and Your Love.
Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us and with us.
Jesus, we trust in You!