Union with Mary Purifies the Heart – Feb 07 – Homily – Fr Matthias

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Fr Matthias gives the homily at Bloomington, IN, on Feb 07, 2024, on the necessity of turning to Mary for guidance and purity, likening the mind to a perilous area that can only be safely navigated with her support.

He emphasizes the importance of seeking guidance and purity through a devoted relationship with Mary, our Blessed Mother. He likens the mind to a dangerous neighborhood, filled with potentially corrupting thoughts and desires, which cannot be safely navigated alone. Drawing an analogy to Eve's fall, he warns against engaging with our own minds without support. Instead, Father advocates for turning to Mary, who listens, counsels, and guides us toward purity of heart. He underscores that a close bond with Mary ensures our thoughts lose their destructive power, leading to inner purity and protection from sin. This relationship with Mary, he assures, is seen and valued by our Lord, offering a path to true purity of heart.

00:00 – Introduction, Inner Defilement
00:17 – Understanding Thoughts and Desires
00:37 – The Mind's Temptations and Solutions
01:41 – Overcoming Thoughts with Guidance
01:50 – Mary as Our Guide and Comforter
02:08 – Union with Mary for Purity
03:02 – Sharing Everything with Mary
04:08 – Assurance of Purity through Unity with Mary

Ave Maria!

Mass: St. Colette of Corbie - Opt Mem - http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=268
Readings: Wednesday 5th Week of Ordinary Time - http://usccb.org/bible/readings/020724.cfm
1st: 1ki 10:1-10
Resp: psa 37:5-6, 30-31, 39-40
Gsp: mar 7:14-23

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