In this month of the Holy Rosary, we are pleased to introduce our new series of short reflections, ‘A Minute with Mary’. For the month of October Paul will cover each of the mysteries of the Holy Rosary.
And when the days of her purification were fulfilled according to the Law of Moses, they took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord. (Luke 2: 22-23)
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When Mary presented the baby Jesus in the temple she entrusted Him to the Father. By this consecration, Mary surrendered Her will to the Father’s trusting completely that God’s ways will bring about the best possible outcome for herself and for everyone who trusts in God – even though She may not have completely understood everything at the time.
Let us imitate Pope John Paul II and completely entrust ourselves to Mary, so that She can present us, through Her Son, to the Father. In entrusting ourselves to Mary we surrender and trust that God’s will is nothing but the perfect expression of His love for us.
At the temple Simeon and Anna rejoiced at witnessing the presence of Jesus. We also rejoice at Jesus presence, especially in the Holy Eucharist. Through the poverty of the Holy Family and their example, they teach us to be faithful to the laws of the Church and to trust completely in God’s loving provision for us.