Real beauty is seductive. It catches your attention, and then it draws you in.
True beauty is so appealing that our souls recognize something very good communicated through it – something True.
Just look at a starry night sky, a beautiful sunset, or a baby’s face. They all communicate a profound Truth – God is here.
Sadly, it is possible to ignore it if we choose.
I went many years working hard to ignore Mary. Somehow, I had been convinced that paying attention to her, I would be ignoring Jesus.
It wasn’t until after a deep conversion in my spirituality that the veil was lifted, and I suddenly saw Our Lady as my mother and involved in my faith. Then I was able to build a real relationship with her along with Jesus. Now, her role is so intimately tied to Our Lord, that it seems wrong to ever exclude her.
She did what she knows best, evangelized and preached the Gospel to me in a new and profound way.
Mary has only one desire – to lead us to Jesus.
Like any good mother, it breaks our Blessed Mother’s heart to see her children bickering, fighting, and living divided. She will be a powerful force in reuniting our Church and bringing back many of the lost sheep.
In leading us to Jesus, she lights the way to our ultimate destination in heaven, much like the stars that led sailors through the darkness. She is the true Morning Star.
In all the apparition accounts, there is a consistent acknowledgement of an incomparable beauty that is mesmerizing. Visions so beautiful, they can’t be anything but true.
Mary has it down. Draw them in, share the Truth, and point them to Jesus. A perfect model for the New Evangelization.
We can never speak enough of Mary because it brings joy to her Son. In her perfection, she never lets it be about her, and constantly give all the glory to Jesus.
Mary is the daughter of the Father, mother to the Son, and spouse of the Holy Spirit, and there is no one better to know, love, and call upon as advocate in our personal spirituality. In order to best lead people to Jesus, we cannot do it without the prayers and model of our Lady.
Prayer to Mary, Star of the New Evangelization
Holy Mary, star of the new evangelization,
make us the light of the world.
We receive Christ in the Eucharist;
help us build the Kingdom in the world.
Teach us to do whatever He tells us.
May our study of His life lead us to love Him,
and our love for Him lead us to imitate Him.
If we are what we should be,
we will set the world ablaze and affect the culture.
We ask your intercession to make this so,
through Christ, our Lord.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Star of the New Evangelization, pray for us!