Posted by: fvbcdm | December 6, 2013

Feast of Saint Nicholas (6 December 2013)

Today is the first Friday of the month of December—the day each month specially dedicated to our devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, as he requested of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque to whom he revealed this beautiful devotion to God’s love for us in the human and divine heart of Jesus. One of my favorite quotations expressing so well the value of this devotion is taken from Our Lord’s words to Saint Margaret Mary.  She was having some sort of trouble, and was expressing her fears to Him in her prayers.  He said to her, very tenderly and patiently: “Margaret Mary, don’t you know that I know all things; I can do all things; and I love you? What are you worried about?” And, of course, he says the same thing to us.

And in this same vein, I received in a Christmas card yesterday a very nice holy card showing Our Lady of Guadalupe embracing Saint Juan Diego, the Indian man to whom she appeared on December 12, 1531, near Mexico City. Beneath the picture is a quotation of these words of hers to him: “Put it into your heart, my smallest child, that the thing that frightened you, the thing that afflicted you is nothing.  Do not let it disturb you. Am I not here, I who am your mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not the source of your joy? Are you not in the hollow of my mantle, in the crossing of my arms? Do you need something more?”

These two quotations show us very clearly how Our Blessed Mother and her Divine Son think alike and have the same message of faith and trust and reassurance for us. How blessed we are to have them in our spiritual lives! Thank you for seeking God’s truth. God bless you. Father Victor Brown, O.P.

Note:  This is a CDM composed by Father Brown in the past.

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