Blessed Mother - Our Intercessor
“… she was uniquely endowed with such grace by God that from the beginning of her life she enjoyed God’s favor in a measure that no other human person has known. So fully did she belong to her Creator from the beginning, that, unlike the rest of us, she was never drawn aside from Him by any interior attraction. The many trials and sufferings she experienced did not arise from any disordered impulses of her nature but came to her from the outside. This unique privilege derived from what came to be called her Immaculate Conception... The Apocalypse portrays the end of the Cosmos we now know; a New Heaven and New Earth will descend from God to replace the fallen world of time and God will be all in all for his faithful ones. Mary, in her person, was created a pledge of that future transformation that is offered to each of us if we but put our loving, trusting faith in her Son. By the grace he has won for us all, along with Mary who became his mother, we already share in that world that enjoys the light that shines in the present darkness. Through the grace of this Eucharist and the intercession of her who is the Immaculate Conception may each of us live and walk in that light until we encounter the day of Christ Jesus in the glory of God our Father. ” – Taken from Rev. Father John Eudes’ homily
I had about two hours of sunshine to complete the second float this afternoon.
Praise the Lord! I took advantage of not being able to
write the icon due to lacking of sunlight a few days ago to gesso. It took more than six hours for me to
complete the two large panels with great patience and pain. “ Of course it is Your grace, Lord, that I could
persevere and endure even though at times, I was tempted to give up. I am grateful I am a Christian and learning to
live my faith and that I have these graces to desire to please You rather than someone else in
this world. Yes, I know this is not yet the perfect way and mean, but at least, at where I am now, this is my
intention and conviction to serve You through sharing Your gifts to this world.” Now the panels are complete but I still
have to sand them down. These two
panels will be for another set of the same icons: Our Lady and
Spencer shared with me a tube of arthritis lotion today for my hand hurt quite badly last week from adding about 16 layers of gesso in 6 straight hours with an one inch brush!!! I encountered a couple of people who are suffering greatly besides many prayer requests from our on-line prayer group. There is so litle I can do directly to be an instrument of God's love and caring for his suffering people in this vast world. In faith, fixing my eyes on the Lord who died for our sins, I offer up what I am able as a little of my share in helping to carry the noble Cross of the Savior.
Oh dear Mother, please intercede for us, for me. Thank you.