Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Father Carroll's Homily for the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God 2015

Homily for the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God 2015

          “Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.”  Today the Church honors the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God.  It is important for in the midst of the Christmas Season to pause on reflect on her role in the life of the Church.  Imagine being in her position, pondering the very things she had experienced and what had been told to her. 
          Our Blessed Mother was specifically chosen to be the Mother of God.  She was indeed truly blessed.  As we honor her we continue to contemplate the mystery of our Saviors birth.  In the Book of Numbers we heard, “The LORD look upon you kindly and give you peace!  The Lord did look upon Mary kindly giving her this awesome responsibility, but what gave our Blessed Mother peace?  What gave her peace is that she always followed and trusted in the will of God. 
          How do we discern the will of God?  Mary shows us how…she reflected.  During the season of advent we had the opportunity to pray, reflect, and repent.  Think about the word reflect.  When was the last time we truly pondered and reflected on some particular thing?  A mistake we tend to make is that we don’t take time to ponder and reflect, and then what happens we make more wrong choices.  It is important for us to take some time to ponder and reflect. 

          As we today ponder may we pray for the grace to follow the Blessed Mother’s example trusting in the will of God!  Open your hearts, and truly ponder and reflect on the direction the Lord is leading you. Mary the Mother of God…pray for us!  

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