The Catholic Calendar for Thursday, October 7, 2004
Thursday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time
Our Lady of the Rosary
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
A reflection on today's Sacred Scripture:
I tell you. . . seek and you will find.
What a wonderful scripture to fall upon this day that we celebrate our Lady. What better way could we possibly have to seek Jesus than to ask His mother to point the way.
Like those celebrators at Jesus' first public miracle, we have run out of wine. We have run out of the wine of truth and human kindness. We have run out of the wine of patience and love. And we have no recourse. So we go to her with our problems and say, "What shall we do?" And she takes our cause to Jesus.
In the most Holy Rosary, we ask the blessed Mother for her favors, and she points to Jesus, showing us that any favor she has, she has from Him.
Seek Him in the mysteries of the most Holy Rosary. Every one of them is illuminated by His life--even those that seem to refer only to our Blessed Mother (the Glorious mysteries of the Assumption and the crowning of our Mary). Every prayer to her is incense in Heaven. And like any mother, she longs to do for us the things that will make our lives better.
Seek and ye shall find, knock and the door will be opened unto you. So when you next take up this holy devotion of the Church, remember that the words Jesus speaks do not return to Him fruitless. As you seek Him, you shall find Him. As you ask His Mother, she will direct you to Him by the straightest path. When we are lost, it is better to ask directions; when we don't think we can talk to Jesus, start by talking with His Mother, and she will gently urge you to speak with Him.
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