Mary’s ’YES’ was not a halfhearted one but total submission to all that God wanted to do in and through her. Doing the will of God became her only priority. We see it unfold, when, on hearing from the Angel Gabriel that her cousin Elizabeth had conceived, without any thought about herself she hastened to meet her. This gives us a peek into Mary’s heart. It is no wonder why she was chosen to be the mother of God – she was so humble and selfless. Continue reading
If you have watched the movie Marcelino, you cannot miss Manvel – his imaginary friend, whom he spoke to and confided in often. Even though Manvel was just a figment of Marcelino’s imagination, to the little boy he was his constant companion, his friend. So real and tangible was Manvel to Marcelino that in the end he even conquers his fears with the help of this friend.
The saints are a gift from God to us. What a privilege to have these holy people who can be our constant friends and guides through life. They draw our attention to God and show us that a life of sanctity and holiness is attainable. It is an invitation to every single person, not just a chosen few. Every Person has a call and that call is to be holy, to be a saint. Continue reading