Saturday, June 12, 2010

Scripture Saturday


But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. Luke 2:19

Mary did not understand all that was happening to her and to her son. She could not fully grasp God's will, yet she trusted Him. She pondered all that was occurring to her little family and kept them in her Immaculate Heart.

Yes, she suffered as only a mother can suffer. But, she gave it all to God. We must do the same.

Our Lady of Fatima told the children, "In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph." What does that mean? I think, like Jesus, it will not mean triumph in a sense of a militaristic type of victory, but the triumph of Love. Mary let go of the need to control her situation. Instead, she quietly pondered what was happening to her and let God take control.

6 comments:

Michele said...

i think if most of pondered about things happening to us and around us and let God take absolute control the peace in our lives would be indeed beyond measure.

evanscove said...

Mary's example is wonderful, both for her obedience to the angelic message as well as her sufferings. And you're right that she didn't always know why things were happening as they did. On many occasions I have demaned explanations from God, when I should have been following the example of the Blessed Mother.

Evan

Barbara said...

Ah, yes. Letting go. So important for our spiritual life. Our Lady is such a great example of thoughtfulness on what is happening in our lives. As she was patient and reflective and watchful as God's plan unfolded, so should we be, but it's so hard!

Dymphna said...

It's amazing that "pondering" and being aware of what is going on in our lives and hearts, is an aid to letting go. The more we run from ourselves, the more we hang on tight to what is not ours.

TACParent said...

Does this sound remotely like a conversation we were having very recently? Thanks for sharing with me.

Dymphna said...

Yes, it does!

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