“When they saw this, they made known the message that had been told them about this child. All who heard it were amazed by what had been told them by the shepherds. And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.” Luke 2:17-19
Today, we usher in 2017. What a better way to begin this new year than to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God.
The past year has been tough. On top of all other challenges, our family is under attack by dark forces of this world, trying to pull us apart to different directions.
Through it all, I believe she intercedes for us as we struggle daily to carry on. The rosary has such power to obtain graces as we pray everyday.
During times when I almost give up, I think about Mary, and if she was in the same situation, what would she have done. It always gives me the serenity to endure everything, with the realization that she experienced worst.
Yet she never faltered. She is ever a picture of faith and love, despite the pierced heart from her own son, Jesus’ suffering and death.
We look forward to a new year with a new hope for our family. May each of us continue to carry in our hearts the unconditional love of Mary for Jesus everyday. For as long as we do, there’s hope.