OK, so I skipped around and actually went straight to where I'd slipped my book marker and it was chapter 9: The Marriage Feast at Cana. (Yes, I do that on purpose, hoping that is what God wants me to read) Cayna, isn't that a beautiful name? I know someone who named her daughter this. Anyway, I could copy the whole chapter, because the whole chapter actually spoke to me in a few different ways, but I am going to share with you the part where Fulton Sheen is talking about a sick baby and how the mother knows and takes the baby to the doctor. So the mother is putting herself in the place of the child who does not have the knowledge to know what is best or cannot will to do anything to help himself. Here I will quote from the book:
"And as the mother knows the needs better than the babe, so the Blessed Mother understands our cries and worries and knows them better than we know ourselves. As the baby needs the doctor, so the Blessed Mother knows we need her Divine Son. As Our Lord mediates between us and the Heavenly Father, so the Blessed Mother mediates between us and Our Divine Lord. She fills our empty pots, she supplies the elixir of life, she prevents the joys of life ebbing away. Mary is not our salvation--let us not be absurd on that. The mother is not the doctor, and neither is Mary the Savior. But Mary brings us to the Savior!"
(The empty pots, he is referring to the miracle at Cana that day and how Mary knew they needed wine even before they did. She knew their needs, as she knows ours)
I thought this very fitting to read right before we start our Consecration on Sunday. Please join me in this St Louis De Montfort Consecration to Jesus through Mary. In getting to know the mother, you are only getting closer to her Son.
Ballerina Rosie will be 6 on Saturday and Monday we are having a "flower party" for her. SO I will be very busy and this is your reminder to start the consecration!!!! Please don't forget.
Blessings to you all this weekend. You are in my thoughts and prayers.