Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
December 12, A.D. 2007
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
(or Revelation 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab)
Judith 13:18bcde, 19
A reflection on today's Scripture:
The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe reminds us of the power of the intercession of Jesus' mother, Mary. The miracle of our salvation started with one simply faith-filled "Yes" from Mary:
Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord.
May it be done to me according to your word. (Luke 1:38)
Mary continued to say "yes" to God and helped her Son faithfully throughout His time on Earth. The more we say yes to the Lord, the more we are open to the Lord, the more that we let Him in, then God will fill us with His love. Mary's continual yes enables her to love in immeasurable terms. Guided by this love, Mary has appeared on earth on several occasions to show us the way to salvation.
In Mexico, our Lady appeared to Saint Juan Diego; she asked for a church to be built near Tepeyec Hill so that the people of the region would know of her compassion and that she would console them so that they might experience peace. Saint Juan's faith-filled yes brought forth the miracle of the roses and the conversion to the Catholic faith of approximately six million Aztecs.
From the moment of her fiat--her yes--Our Lady has always been our guide. If we, as Saint Juan Diego, put our trust in her, she will guide us and others to Our Lord Jesus Christ.
December 12, 2007
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Lives of the saints:
Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:
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