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Law, culture, and Catholicism...up in smoke!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

In the end the Immaculate Heart will triumph

The feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary today reminds us of Mary's love of God shown in her fiat and response which now composes the prayer we call the Magnificat.

Mary chose to do what God asked of her despite terrible problems created and the potentially negative image it would present to others, even her fiancé St. Joseph. She was yet unwed and would be pregnant, and St. Joseph would know he didn't cause that. Yet, even after Mary's public image appeared to be negative, she didn't lift a finger or say a word to correct it, rather she let God worry about it as it was what He asked to happen. In the end, God took care of all of it in spades.

Thus, even in this aspect, Mary teaches us how to act. Public image is not a concern in the face of doing what God asks.

Contrast that to the behavior and actions of some today, who wrap themselves in Mary's image, proclaim to be working for her, and yet do whatever they want insistently even in defiance of what God asks, whether it be honoring promises made, avoiding scandal, or treating people fairly and honestly. How backwards it is of some of these people to then spare no expense and undergo any means to create a favorable public image. Mary herself didn't even do that, but yet these people proclaim themselves to be hers.

Praise to God for such a glorious Mother we have in Mary, and for honoring her heart as we do today. May she have some consolation in this little exposition here, and hopefully it be some little reparation for the crimes committed by people who claim to be acting on her behalf.