MEMORIAL OF MARY MOTHER OF THE CHURCH JUNE 10, 2019

MEMORIAL OF MARY MOTHER OF THE CHURCH JUNE 10, 2019

THE WORD FOR TODAY

MARY, MOTHER OF ALL THE LIVING

_”When Jesus saw His mother, and the disciples whom He loved standing beside her, He said to His mother, “woman, here is your son. Then He said to the disciple, here is your mother.”_

By this singular declaration and approach, Mary became the mother of all believers since John represents all believers. Mary gained this motherhood through obedience to the will of God. Eve, who was to be the mother of all lost this position through disobedience as we see in the first reading.

Beloved, the act of disobedience of Eve has three implications for her and for all humanity. The story of this tragedy of disobedience has three moments: temptation, fall and judgment.

TEMPTATION
Like the first Eve, every human being is tempted in this or similar fashion. Whenever we disobey God and commit sin we fall into temptation and fall out of grace. But here is another ‘Eve’, Mary, mother of God, who through obedience to God, became the mother of all believers. And Angel Gabriel proclaimed her to be full of grace. Through our constant obedience to God, we will always be in the state of grace and always at peace with God.

THE FALL
Falling into temptation leads to disobedience. Disobedience from the position of the fall of man in Genesis 3, means to be self sufficient, to be lawless or lawless autonomy, to determine our own destiny, to be proud, etc. These are all attributes of Lucifer. Whenever we want to be on our own apart from God’s help, we fall into the sin of Lucifer. Let us learn obedience from Mary, the mother of the Church and we will always be in good standing with God.

JUDGMENT
The result of the sin of disobedience and fall is banishment from the presence of God, which also means loosing the paradise. Adam and Eve, were ostracized and lost paradise. Mary, the New Eve through whom the Saviour of the world came, enjoyed paradise while on earth before her assumption body and soul into heaven. She was the spouse of the Holy Spirit, the mother of the second person of the Trinity. She enjoyed heaven while on earth.

We too are invited through the readings of today to avoid all forms of temptations, and disobedience so that we may not be condemned and so loose the paradise. Let the obedience of Mary the mother of the Church and believers be our model as Christians.

🙏🏽Let us pray. Hail, Mary full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus. Holy Mary mother of God pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death Amen.

SMILE, JESUS LOVES YOU.

BIBLE STUDY. READ AND REFLECT ON ( GEN 3 & JOHN 19:25-34)

I WILL ALWAYS PRAY FOR YOU

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