Tonights readings were interesting, yet I had to read them a few times to get to what St. Maximilian Kolbe was trying to teach us and to where the spirit was guiding me. As we talked about in yesterday’s blog, this Saint accepted two crowns that was presented to him by Mary, A White (Purity) and A Red One (Martyr) A few hours before his capture that would lead to the red crown, this Saint had a theological reflection that was an answer to the question, “Who are you O Immaculate Conception”. I could go on and explain further the amazing teachings of St. Maximilian, yet I began to ask myself this very same question. Who are you O Immaculate Conception? With this question, it became clear to me that I don’t know Mary well, and I haven’t spent enough time getting to know the woman who carried Jesus within her own body and cared for him, as a great mother does. The Virgin Mary, gave birth to Jesus, who is the Son of God, the Savior of the World, the Prince of Peace, Friend of Sinners, etc. With that thought I was reminded me of so many great things.
God, sent His only son into this world dependent on Mary to stay alive, to nourish him, and to raise him up to be the King of the world.
I began to think of all the Kings of the world and how it was all about them and their power, yet Jesus (the king of kings) came as innocent baby.
I also pictured Jesus then washing the feet of Disciples, show the world that he did not come to be served but rather to serve the world.
I then here of the words of Jesus telling the women, “Weap not for me, but for yourselves and for your children”.
Jesus did not seek fame nor glory as King. He served those in which he came to save. Absolutely Beautiful thought! Yet, as I reflected and prayed to give everything to Mary; Thoughts, Anger, Happiness, merits, challenges, family, etc- she directed me to Her son and how he came to serve. This tells me that with Her Yes to Jesus, Mary did not and still does not in Heave choose to steal the fame nor glory of Jesus , she was/is there to serve Him by bringing others to Him. God chose a woman that detached herself from her will to serve others, and to give birth to the Man that came to serve those He came to save! God’s Plan is absolutely amazing!!
St. Louis, St. Kolbe, and Immaculate Mary, Pray for us.