Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Truth About Mary and Scripture

The Bible is full of truth and tradition. This video brings together the Old and New Testament readings to show how a devotion to Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth, is not just a Catholic thing. That there is truly scriptual evidence that Mary is to be loved deeply by all, and she has many graces to offer us.

A side thought I've always had for non-catholics. All religious believe that "Nothing is impossible with God." Right? Than why do so many religions limit God to the writings of one book? God is so much more than that. Read all the other things Matthew, Mark, Luke and John wrote. There are books written by our Church Fathers, that get deeper on all matters of faith. The Bible contains just a few. Realize that there is more to faith than just believing. Faith is much better shared and lived, and our Church Fathers wrote so much to help us know what Jesus asked us to do.

Is your faith conformed to a Sunday visit to a place of worship - or is your life lived for God all the days after? He asks us to make each day a prayer. To offer up our trials as a prayer to save souls here and in the hereafter. For Catholics, the Eucharist (the True Body and Blood of Christ Jesus), is recieved daily at Mass - and by the millions every Sunday. Let that be your moment of recieving God's Grace to energize you to LIVE your faith out the rest of the week. If you have tried to feel full of joy, but still feel something is missing - it may be you're missing out on the best thing Jesus left us... The Sacraments! Only found in the Catholic Church.

God sends us grace through the 7 Sacraments. God sends more Graces to Mary who then disperses them to all of us at her own will. Mary Mediatrix of All Graces. Lets just say if she's handing them out, I'd like to be in line for that. While I recieve the Sacraments regularily, it doesn't hurt to ask for more graces from Mary. That is why Catholics chose to pray to Mary, whether it be a traditional rosary or an impromptu prayer from the heart. Both which I strongly recommend.

To get you started...

Hail Mary, Full of Grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed art thou amongst women,

and blessed it the fruit of thy womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.