Wednesday, November 7

A Rosary Meditation … The Third Glorious Mystery, the Decent of the Holy Spirit. “On Pentecost morning the Blessed Virgin Mary exhorted the Apostles, the disciples and the pious women, numbering about one hundred and twenty, to pray more fervently and renew their hopes …” (“The Mystical City of God” by Mary of Agreda) These folks had been praying for days. One hundred and twenty people in close proximity. Human nature being what it s I’m sure that bodies were weary, hearts were bordering on dismay, nerves were on edge and patience was going to be at a premium soon. We get that way don’t we? But they had hope. Their hope was fueled by having seen Him … Alive. Again. And it was fueled by something, someone else. The Mother of All Hope was there to encourage, gently prompt, guide and lead. Her actions spoke volumes. She wasn’t at a distance, she was THERE. She was with them. She was with them and one of them. Doesn’t all of that describe the perfect mother? And that’s what Mary is. Both perfect and mother. Were you ever little and alone in the dark? And scared? Sure you were. For all the hope these 120 believers had there was that gnawing, that thought of “What if?” It’s always there. It’s the alone, it’s the dark, it’s the scared. Its being human and frail whether we admit it or not. When you were little and scared, or when you fell and hurt your knees, when you were sick, who was always there? If you were blessed to have one your mother was. And when these things happened and you came into the room where your parents were who did you run to for comfort? You knew Daddy loved you but it was Mamma’s lap you headed for. Mary does the same thing even now. As adults we often live in denial. God knows, even when we won’t admit it to ourselves, when we fear or hurt. And like any good Father He knows what we need. We need, just like those 120 weary prayer warriors, Mother. She isn’t at a distance, she is HERE. She is with you. She is with you and one with you. She is YOUR Perfect Mother. Turn to her. Daddy knows you need to.

Today … St. Achillas, bishop of Alexandria, Egypt, and a great theologian. He was also the bishop that ordained Arius to the priesthood. Arius became a heretic, preaching lies about Jesus and His Divine Nature. It came to be called Arianism and it split the church. See 2 Thessalonians 2:3 and 1 John 4:3. Achillas did all he could to stop this wickedness. He was a hero who upheld the Faith when others were trying to destroy it with falsehood. He is a good example for our time. Remember him the next time you’re confronted by a “Caffeteria-Catholic” which is a politically correct term for heretic. Heresy is never correct, be it a small matter or a grave one. Our good bishop knew this. We should remember it.

Read … Titus 3:10-11.

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