Saturday, August 22, 2009

Fleeting Vision

Since virtue holds the middle ground,
why are you found so far away?
Why do you stay in darkness,
fleeing from the day into the night,
hiding in the shadows where
no light can reach you?
Who can teach you to forsake
the emptiness around you?
You have bound yourself with chains
forged by your fears.
And who can set you free?
I see it all, a fleeting vision in my dreams.
I wonder: can you see it, too?

Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

"Whoever does not wish to have Mary Immaculate as his Mother will not have Christ as his Brother either; the Father will not send His Son to him; the Son will not descend into his soul; the Holy Ghost will not make him a member of the Mystical Body of Christ; for all these mysteries of grace take place in Mary full of grace and in her alone.

No other creature is or ever will be immaculate like her, or full of grace, or capable of being so intimately united to the Lord as was the Immaculate Virgin. And since the first-born Son, the God-Man, was conceived only through the specific consent of the Most Blessed Virgin, the same holds true of all humans, who must imitate in all things their primary model, Christ."

--Saint Maximilian Kolbe