If we are going to look forward to another year with a sense of hope, we have to process what is happening in our world, with the help of our Lord and in a particular way with the help of our Lady. The Lord does want to bestow his grace peace and mercy upon us. We are sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father. So how does the Lord crown the year? With His mother, who loves us and wants to bring us close to the heart of Jesus. She was given to us to be our mother and the mother of our church, guarding our steps as we navigate the ups and downs of life. We have confidence in Mary’s maternal intercession for us to turn to her in our times of need. We see, in the Gospel today, the shepherds sharing all they had heard. What did Mary do? She pondered all these things in her heart. She had a rock solid trust in God. She immediately brought these things to God in prayer, something Mary can help us with, no matter what is going on in our lives, or in the world. We bring things to her saying help me to trust God as you did with your amazing yes. I want recommend to you three things to help seek peace in our hearts, through the hands of Mary:
1. Pray the Rosary (Click HERE to learn how)
2. Pray the Memorare Prayer (Click HERE to learn how)
3. Pray the Novena to Mary, the undoer of knots. (Click HERE to learn how)
Jesus gave us His mother. She wants to be involved in our lives and so we can obtain grace from Jesus through her.