Day 26 completed the three day mini retreat with Mary and Day 27 went on to talk about Pope John Paul II teaching on entrustment to Mary. Yet I am going to go a different direction, where I feel the Spirit is leading me.
I have been busier here lately and I have missed some daily posts. In fact the one night I fell asleep on the chair and I guess my wife and kids were banging on pots and pans to wake me due to they said they could “hear me sleeping”. I don’t remember the pots and pans but I do remember getting up and moving to the bed. It seems with each day that I learn more about Mary, and about giving ourselves to Her, it brings about more distractions that are trying to keep me from blogging. I see this as the works of the devil. I think the one mistake that so many of us are guilty of, is that we fail to recognize that the devil is real and the devil will do anything to keep us from Jesus. Due to the readings in Genesis we can also see that the devil probably despises Mary. Lucifer was/is an angel, not a human, and for God to have a small 15-16 year old girl give birth to the Savior of the world. God and Mary united through the Holy Spirit at the Annunciation formed the One “that will crush the Devils head”. So I believe The Virgin Mary who is now Queen of Heaven and spiritrual mother to all humans has to infuriate the devil. So for those of us that are participating in this retreat, we must realize he will do whatever to keep us from totally giving ourselves to Mary, for He knows that She will give us Jesus. Be vigilant. When you feel the distractions starting to get in the way, and when you feel the devil trying to take you from Mary and Jesus, Shout loud and sternly, Get Away from me satan, I choose to only serve Jesus!
Mary Queen of Heaven and Earth, Show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb. Jesus.