On this Mother's Day be reminded of your Heavenly Mother, Mary. Perhaps you know the touch of her loving hand – a hand that gently consoles, reassures, encourages, and makes way. Or maybe you’ve been reluctant to take a look at her. If so, you’re missing out on one of the greatest masterpieces God ever created. Maybe you’ve never felt the need to draw close to Our Lady, or you think it will take something away from your relationship with Jesus. But, you need not worry that she will crowd out Jesus – to the contrary she’ll help you open your heart more and more to accept His full love and presence.

As the Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen once said, “God, who made the sun also made the moon. The moon does not take away from the brilliance of the sun…All its light is reflected from the sun. The Blessed Mother reflects her Divine Son; without Him, she is nothing. With him, she is the Mother of Men” (The World’s First Love.)

Perhaps its time to clasp the hand of your Mother. Jesus sends her to you as your friend and companion. Today, ask Mary to be that friend to you, and to help you live out your splendor. 

Lord thank You for the gift of Your mother.

Don’t let me miss her!

Dear Lady, I long to know you, to draw closer to you.

Be my friend, my comforter, my heavenly mother.

And may I experience the comfort of being one with you, my mother.

I ask this in Jesus’ name.