Today, you often see "memes" that talk about the wonder of you. These
memes talk about getting in touch with yourself, learning to like
yourself, learning to love yourself. These themes are often preached by
secular speakers as they tour the country selling their books or
appearing on TV shows espousing their philosophies of life, wealth and
"You are amazing!" "Like a snowflake, there is no one else like you." "If you don't like yourself, neither will anyone else." "You choose to be happy or not." "Don't believe it when someone tells you that you are not perfect."
all these statements have truth in them, (remember, we are made from
the stuff that made the stars, according to the late Carl Sagan,) these
philosophies that promise us happiness, fall short of the entire truth.
When we love only ourselves, we cannot be happy. Self love is only a
part of love, and without the rest of the story, we are really
Jesus tells us that we must first Love God with all
our hearts and souls because this is the first and greatest
commandment. He then tells us that we must love our neighbors as
ourselves. In these statements are the two greatest commandments. They
are the completion of love.
For those of you in the US, Happy Memorial Day Weekend.
For those of you outside the US, you should know that Memorial Day is a National Holiday to remember those that sacrificed their lives for our freedoms. You should also know that for most, it is nothing more than the unofficial start of summer. For many others, it is simply a day off of work. You see, the majority of our population has forgotten the true meaning of the day here.
Kind of reminds me of Christmas and Easter in that respect. .
It's May, and it's your month. We honor you as
the Mother of God! Thank you for listening to the angel's words and
saying yes. You are our advocate before Your Son, Jesus, our God and
our brother. For this, we thank you, and we praise God.
Therese said that we, your children, are like flowers in a garden. Each
one is special and unique. Each one of us has a purpose in life. Each
one of us was born with a mission that will glorify God. How do you
keep track of all your children dearest Mother? It must have been
easier with only one Son.
Dearest Mother, I often wonder about
your life. What was it like raising the King of Kings? Did you and
Joseph stand by His cradle and look at Him as He slept? Did you wonder
if He would fit in with the other children in your village? Did you
wonder how The Father would accomplish His gift of salvation through
your Son? Did you talk about this in your family as Jesus grew?
Jesus help you in the kitchen when He was too young to work with
Joseph? Did you teach Him to cook and to clean? When Joseph died, did
you hold Jesus close and tell Him that all would be well?