Sunday, August 26, 2012

Day 21 of 33 Days to Morning Glory

Consoling the Heart of Jesus: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat  -     
        By: Michael E. Gaitley
Be the One (with Mary)

In today's meditation, we consider the very essence and summary of Mother Teresa's Covenant Consecration from yesterday. In 5 words it is:
Be the One with Mary.

We are to be the one to satiate the thirst of Jesus. (I am also reading Fr. Gaitley's book Consoling the Heart of Jesus and in that book he gives a full explanation of being a "consoler" and satiating the thirst of our Lord for souls.) Mother Teresa recognizes that Mary is the one who is the spouse of the Holy Spirit, or THE Consoler, and therefore, completely filled with the Holy Spirit, her spouse, Mary most perfectly is able to satiate the thirst of Jesus and console him.

I would also like to highlight the 3 trademark virtues of Mother Teresa:
1. total surrender to God
2. loving trust
3. perfect cheerfulness

As we move toward consecration, may we all pray the closing prayer (from page 83)
"Come, Holy Spirit, living in Mary... Help me to "be the one" to console Jesus with Mary."

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