Month of Mary 17 – To Satiate the Thirst of Jesus
Month of Mary #17 ( 10min) Play - Tonight we move from St. Maximilian Koble onto Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Sts Montfort and Kolbe have helped us to see the theology of Marian Consecration, and Blessed Mother Teresa helps us see it within the context of our relationship with Jesus. Fr. Matthias gives us an overview of her life, her vocation, her "call within a call", and her spirituality--especially focusing on her teachings on suffering. Do we realize the link between our own suffering and Our Lord's? Father closes with a quote from Blessed Teresa:
"Suffering has to come because if you look at the cross, he has got his head bending down—he wants to kiss you—and he has both hands open wide—he wants to embrace you. He has his heart opened wide to receive you. Then when you feel miserable inside, look at the cross and you will know what is happening. Suffering, pain, sorrow, humiliation, feelings of loneliness, are nothing but the kiss of Jesus, a sign that you have come so close that he can kiss you. Do you understand, brothers, sisters, or whoever you may be? Suffering, pain, humiliation—this is the kiss of Jesus. At times you come so close to Jesus on the cross that he can kiss you. I once told this to a lady who was suffering very much. She answered, 'Tell Jesus not to kiss me—to stop kissing me.' That suffering has to come that came in the life of Our Lady, that came in the life of Jesus—it has to come in our life also. Only never put on a long face. Suffering is gift from God. It is between you and Jesus alone inside."
-Bl. Mother Teresa
Today's Prayer: Come, Holy Spirit, living in Mary. Help me to find the love of the Heart of Jesus hidden in the darkness.