Saturday, April 28, 2007

Virgin most charitable, pray for us!

The Holy Scriptures give us good account of Our Blessed Mother goodness and charity. She was not obliged to accept the Divine offer to become the Mother of God. But she accepted it wholeheartedly in spite of spiritual and temporal sacrifices and crosses that came with it and the only motivation for her 'fiat' was our salvation. Soon after she is on her way to visit and help her elder cousin, Elisabeth, who is also expecting a child. In Cana, she persuades her Son to make His first miracle and to rescue their hosts from humiliating situation. It is believed, that through her intercession and prayers, the good thief was granted the grace of conversion, and surely it is thanks to her loving care, that so many sinners have experienced the magnificence of salvific grace of conversion. While still on earth Our Immaculate Mother was giving so many proofs of her gracious charity towards sinners, how much more she cares for her poor children up there in Heaven? From there she can see our every need and want. St Bernard says that her charity is beyond any measure. These words are very consoling. We are obliged to give back to Our Blessed Mother as much love as we possibly can and have always recourse to her charity, begging her always in union with the Church to remember us and intercede for us before the throne of God for His mercy to forgive our sinfulness.