Mary said Yes to being Jesus’ good mom. Having been conceived by the overshadowing of the Holy Spirit, for nine months Jesus was inside His Immaculate Mother’s Virginal womb. She said Yes to being the mother not only of the Head of the Body of Christ, but to being the Mother of all the members of the Body of Christ. Jesus’ birth was miraculous, our birth to being God’s children also a work of grace. Jesus redeemed us, Mary interceded for us in solidarity with her Son.
Too sad that the pro-abort monsters are making mothers miserable on Mothers Day, crashing into churches to proclaim that murdering children is their “sacrament” that “saves lives.” Mothers who have never had an abortion are horrified and hug their children hard, protecting them from the likely demon possessed. Mothers who have repented from having had an abortion are traumatized by these idiots, and want that the idiots come to know forgiveness just as they have.
Seeing the pro-abort antics with their “die-ins”, hearing their shrieking with megaphones, it’s, well, hateful. God hates the sin and the sinner in such manner as to get the sinner out of the sin and into God’s grace thus making the sinner into being no longer a sinner but a child of God, and therefore entirely lovable. God loved us while were yet sinners to get us out of the sin.
What Christians want, what Catholics want, is that all those lost in sin and darkness and frustration and hopelessness will come to know Jesus, the Author of Life, He who forgives those who are repentant in His grace, He who gives hope.
But it is not a condescending love that we have, but rather a respect for what Jesus has done for all of us. We have all of us crucified the Son of the Living God with original sin and our own rubbish sin. No one is better than any one else if without the grace of God. We will all together look upon Him whom we have pierced through. We would love the pro-aborts to hear the Word of God, to see Christ’s love within us. We would love them to convert, be baptized, go to Confession, and come to receive Jesus in the Eucharist with respect, reverence, devotion, thankfulness, love, joy.
That would make any mother’s heart rejoice. That would be a beautiful flower for the Immaculate Conception. Would that there would be many such flowers for the Immaculate Conception today, Mothers Day.
Oh… and those flowers for the Immaculate Conception promised in this post. Here they are, a picture from yesterday out front of the rectory, next to the Immaculate Conception statue on the front steps:
The moms at the Vigil Mass last night all got roses afterward. There were also blessings of married couples after Mass, one on their 25th anniversary and another on their 30th anniversary. There was also a Baptism-Confirmation-First Holy Communion for one young man, and a number of other First Holy Communions. The Church was jammed.
There wasn’t a peep about the pro-aborts. There didn’t need to be. Had they come I think they would have been shock-and-awed at the love and goodness and kindness in church last night.
Happy Mothers Day, dear Mother Mary! :-)