I am writing a Marian Devotional on Wattpad.com! It’s centered around the virtues and traits of our Mother, Mary, and is designed to help you see Jesus though her eyes, and act according to God’s will.
Here’s a description, excerpt, and the link to it! I have about a week worth of devotions done, so you can go ahead and read up to then if you like!
“Through devotions like the Rosary, we are invited to see Jesus through the eyes of His mother. This devotional welcomes you into her loving embrace, so that you, too, might come to love Him as much as she does. Follow along with Mary for 31 days, and see where living like her will bring you.”
This devotional is dedicated to my Earthly mother, and to my heavenly one as well. I love you both to the ends of the world!
Read this devotional everyday for 31 days. On each of these days, meditate on a devotional such as the Rosary, the Seven Sorrows of Mary Chaplet, or the Franciscan Crown Rosary. Feel free to use the prayer included on each day as part of your rosary, or add one you find appealing. rite down in a journal how you feel about the devotional’s topic each time you read it, and try to instill the value you learned about into your day, into your life. You can also journal in the comments of this devotional.
Day One – Quietude
Mary was quiet in the Bible. She speaks four times in total, with each quote as simple as the last. I used to wonder if the men of the Bible were just washing her out until I realized that nothing is coincidental in the Bible. She was offering her spotlight to Jesus, giving her voice to Him.
Isn’t that inspiring? If we all stayed quiet and let Jesus do the talking in our lives, don’t you think the world would be a much better place? No more angry words or harsh arguments, and tons of gratitude and love.
Mary does speak on occasion, just like we should. We have free will, and we should use it to be kind. Never are Mary’s words evil, misgiving, or hurtful. Even after Jesus was found in the Temple of the Lord, she did not chastise Him, but worriedly asks why He left their care.
Challenge: Speak and act like Mary did, allowing Jesus to flow forth from your mouth, dwell in your heart, and act through your hands.
Mother Mary, you who bore Christ,
I ask for your help in giving my life to Jesus.
Help me see Him in others,
And listen to Him as I speak, act, and think.
This I pray in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
“For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaketh in you.”
– Matthew 10:20