A repost of what I wrote awhile back. Pertinent for the times.
“Let not your heart be disturbed… Am I not here, who is your Mother? Are you not under my protection? Am I not your health? Are you not happily within my fold? What else do you wish? Do not grieve nor be disturbed by anything.” (Our Lady of Guadalupe to Juan Diego)
As I sit and watch the news these days with the ever increasing violence committed by terrorists in the name of God, I cannot help but think of another world, ages ago, that was terrorized by violence. One where people were sacrificed to the gods. That world was in Mexico and was a world that Juan Diego probably knew.
Mexico had been inhabited by a people who practiced human sacrifice. They sacrificed the people to appease their
gods. The Spanish came, some of them also brutal, and so only a very few converted to Christianity.
Juan Diego was one of…
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This is a very helpful reminder. Thank you for your kindness and love in reposting this.
In the face of escalating, mindless attacks against humanity, this was a timely piece to go back to for hope. The Aztec practice of centuries ago was to rip the hearts out of the sacrificial victims. These days we have people, media, practices…. which seek to still the conscience within each one of us. When the conscience dies, so does the soul. But the Rose of Guadalupe was the remedy for the dying Aztec souls, and so She continues to be for us all, even when it seems hopeless. May we all seek Her with renewed vigour – for ourselves and for others.