Sunday, September 8, 2013
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
So I've been having some issues lately believing all the Catholic church has to say about Mary. She's supposedly my mother, my intercessor, my friend... but she's seemed strangely absent lately. Sometimes when I feel overwhelmed or I don't know what else to pray, I'll whip out my Rosary. Sometimes I'll feel peaceful afterwards & other times I'll trail off into silence, feeling kind of dumb for seeking friendship from some lady I've never seen before. Not that I've seen Jesus either, but that's kind of beside the point. Who is Mary & why is she important to my faith? I spent 30 years without her. What difference could she make in my life now? These are questions I don't have the answers to. I mean, I suppose I have the typical catechetical answers at my fingertips, but they're not exactly real for me... I don't have a sense that I've "experienced" the truth about Mary just yet.