By: Ivonne J. Hernandez
I was checking my Facebook account this week, when I came upon a post that really touched my heart. It was a picture of a little girl sitting on the living room floor of her house, staring at the front door. The caption read: “This is what Vivian does as soon as I tell her Carolyn is coming over. She sits and waits… anxiously and with excitement. I love this. I love watching how they hug the minute the door opens.” I immediately thought, this is probably what Jesus meant when He said, “Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival” (Lk 12:37). He wants us waiting for Him, waiting with love.
“Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven” (Mt 18:30). When I think of this little girl waiting, not only do I think of the innocence of a child, but I also think of Our Lady. Little Vivian trusted that the words spoken to her were true, and she waited anxiously and with excitement. We know of another young lady, who believed the words an angel spoke to her, and she eagerly waited. “Blessed is she who believed” (Lk 1:45).
One of the closing prayers of the Rosary says:
"O, God, Whose only-begotten Son, by His life, death and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; grant, we beseech Thee, that, meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen."
This week we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We remember that Our Mother is indeed in Heaven, and she is anxiously and with excitement waiting for us to join her and her Son. We look to her childlike trust in the Father and ask for the grace to imitate her. We ask Mary, Seat of Wisdom, teach us the wisdom of love.
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We are Ivonne Hernandez, Rick Hernandez and Laura Worhacz, Lay Associates of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, and brothers and sisters in Christ.