Yesterday we celebrated the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and today, we celebrate the Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. These two celebrations occur one after the other to indicate the strong connection between Jesus and Mary. Despite what we do on this earth, our ultimate goal is to reach heaven. The sure way to get there is to imitate our Lord and as easy as this may sound, we need all the help we can get to make this a reality. We are reminded that we have a special companion on this journey who can take us straight to our destination: Mary, who was the closest to Jesus, who pondered his words in her heart and drew strength from it, who endured countless circumstances beyond her understanding with a quiet trust in God and whose heart was full of love and humility. She is waiting to be our guide in our walk towards her Son. Let us choose to hold Mary’s hand, imitate her quiet, contemplative ways that in turn help us experience the depth of God’s love for us and deepen our confidence in God.
Prayer: Lead us to Jesus your loving Son, come with us Mary come. Amen.