Memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary

“Blessed they who dwell in your house!” exults the psalmist today, saying further,  “They go from strength to strength.” There is a definite strength that comes with abiding in God.  I have heard it said that with God, mountains begin to look like molehills.  Yet without God, even molehills look like mountains.

Today is also the feast of St. Joachim and St. Anne, the parents of the Blessed Mother.  Raising Mary as their little daughter must have been a sublime joy for them.  Who is Mary for us?  What do we feel in our heart for her?  Where do we need her to be close to us?  In my own experience, the presence of Mary reminds me of God’s presence.  With our Blessed Mother beside us, let us talk to her about the mountain and molehills of our existence, so that we can climb them with God.

July 26th, 2014