Beauty in politics

A Rosary Meditation: The Fifth Glorious Mystery, The Coronation.

“Who is this that comes forth like the dawn, as beautiful as the moon, as resplendent as the sun?” Cant. 6:10.

This is a fitting description of the Mary, Queen of the Universe. Being Royalty of the highest order I don’t suppose that it would be possible to give her to much praise, especially when you consider that all of the praise given her is given her only because of God’s will pertaining to her. Which means all praise and honor given her reverts to Him. In honoring Mary we are giving thanks and praise to God for what He has done with her and through her. Its a little like saying, “I thank God for you”, to a family member or friend.

Human royalty, earthly royalty, being what it is there’s always the chance that the ruling monarch, whether king or queen, might not be all they should be. There are tyrants and despots. Not every king is like St. Louis of France. And there’s only one Queen who rules from Heaven.

So we have much to be thankful for. We have a Queen that we can go to for help in time of need, knowing she won’t send us packing. For some reason I just pictured the Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland screaming, “Off with their heads!” Happily the Red Queen has no rule over us. But in giving thanks for a Queen like Mary think about all we do have to be thankful for …

Mary is beneficent. Simply put, she’s good to her subjects. Good to you and me.

Her purity. There is only love and goodness of heart here, and it pours out to all her subjects.

Her care for us. In the parable told by Jesus about the shepherd searching for the lost sheep he also told of a lady who lit a lamp and swept the house til she found a lost coin. That’s Mary.

We could go on, but the point here is rather simple. We are subjects of Heavenly Royalty. It doesn’t matter in the long run who sets in Parliament or who lives in the White House. We need to realize this. And we should give thanks for the blessing that is ours in such a wonderful Queen.

“And thou shalt be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. ” Isaiah 62:3, Douay-Rheims.

Just a thought … In taking part, voting, running for office, whatever your involvement may be, in the political system you live with in this world, please remember that all of our real and lasting Rulers are already in office.

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