Waiting at the gates … Satuday, April 13

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One of the many keys God has supplied us with that fit the Gate of Wisdom.

A Rosary Meditation … The Fifth Glorious Mystery, the Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth. “Happy are those who keep my ways, watching daily at my gates.” Proverbs 8:33-34. It’s Wisdom speaking to us here in Proverbs. Who is wise? A wise person would be one who says “Yes” to God. A truly wise one would say yes always. Has anyone ever done that? Has anyone ever said yes to God continuously? Mary did. And in this Mystery of Her Most Holy Rosary we see the results. No other human being has ever been or ever will be elevated to such Heavenly rank as Mary and its all because she was wise enough to say yes to God for a lifetime. Now that lifetime stretches into eternity, an eternity spent with God. Wisdom here invites us to follow Her example by keeping “my ways.” And just what are these ways? Well, what were the ways of Mary? Prayer, humility, obedience, and to work with love. Prayer kept the soon to be Queen in touch with the One she was saying yes to. Humility always reminded Her of Her place in God’s creation. Obedience kept Her close to the One she served and She served, She worked, out of a pure love for God. Its not really all that complicated. “Watching daily at my gates” for you and me might mean the vigilance it takes to daily do our best in prayer, humility, obedience, and loving service to God. That’s not all that complicated either. We complicate things when we allow self to get in the way.

Today … St. Carpus was a martyr with Papylus, Agathonica, Agathodorus, and companions. Carpus was the bishop of Gurdos, Lydia. Papylus was a deacon. Agathonica was a mother and Papylus’ sister, and Agathodorus was their servant. They were martyred in Pergamos. Just in case you wondered, God makes for us a free highway to Heaven. Free of defeat, free of fear, free of hate, free of remorse. But the world charges a toll to set and watch daily at those gates we read about just a minute ago in Proverbs. Be prepared.

Quote … I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
Mother Teresa

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