A Marian Meditation
A Mother’s Heart is happiest when Her children surround Her.
My little ones, think of a mother
when she opens her arms to her toddlers,
rejoicing in their innocence and genuineness,
that is how I see and love you.
Think of a mother when she sees
the bruises and wounds of her little ones,
with how much care she cleans them,
soothes them, tends to them.
That is how I take care of your wounds.
Think of a mother when her adult children come to her,
full of sorrow, weighed down by grief, worry, despair,
and lay their heads on her lap, as a port of refuge,
unable to lift up their heads.
And with how much tenderness their mother
caresses this head on her lap, and consoles and encourages, and protects these children,
and how their pain pains her.
That is how I receive you when you come to Me,
in need of comfort, solace.
Think now of a mother,
who understanding her children’s weaknesses,
receives her children after they have sinned
and sullied the clothing of their soul
– with how much compassion she receives them,
washes them with her tears;
with how much love she corrects them and helps them repent and fills them with
the hope and assurance of God’s forgiveness.
This is how I receive you, My little ones.
And think of the joy and pride that a mother experiences,
her triumphant smile
when her children are victorious over evil,
when they are strong and faithful!
How her heart swells !
This is how My Heart feels, children,
with each act of Faith, Obedience and Humility you make.
My children, how much Joy you have given Me!
August is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary