16 Jul 2015
Opt. Memorial of Our Lady of Mt Carmel
Our Blessed Mother heard words that both comforted and troubled her. And she kept them all close to her heart. She pondered them and let them guide her.
Today, our world suffers many troubles: the loss of common sense in the public square; the murder of the holy innocents known as abortion; the de-Christianization of society; fights in the Church over things that don’t amount to anything; the loss of appreciation of the good, the true, and the beautiful. We hold these things close to our hearts, and they trouble us.
But into all that, like a ray of light through a storm cloud, Christ says, “Come to me. Come to me, all you labor and are burdened and I will give you rest.” May we hold these words close to our hearts and ponder them.