Thursday, December 23, 2010

The faith of the Virgin Mary

On this blog I discuss a lot of social problems and suggest solutions in the practical realm, however, at Christmas, we are reminded that the only solution to the sinfulness which plagues this culture is the helpless Babe in the manger.
. Our Lady knew this, and we must follow her to the manger to find the source of our hope. The victory was won two thousand years ago, we are merely here to proclaim it to the world.

 "She is the mother of faith: 'I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope."(Ecclesiastes 24:24)
St. Alphonsus di Liguori, The Glories of Mary, (Tan Books), 480.
 "Father Suarez says, that the most holy Virgin had more faith than all men and angels. 
She saw her Son in the crib of Bethlehem , and believed him the creator of the world.
 She saw Him fly from Herod, and yet believed Him the King of kings.
 She saw Him born and believed Him eternal
. She saw Him poor and in need of food, and believed Him the Lord of the universe.
 She saw Him lying on straw, and believed him omnipotent. She observed that He did not speak, and she believed him infinite wisdom.
 She heard Him weep, and believed Him the joy of  Paradise .

 Finally, she saw him in death, despised and crucified, and, although, faith wavered in others, Mary remained firm in the belief that He was God."

Source: Mary Vitamin 
St. Alphonsus di Liguori, The Glories of Mary, (Tan Books), 48

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