December 12, 2007
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
“Sing and rejoice, O daughter
“And Mary said (to
Lord, give me the faith to see and proclaim your greatness in the gifts in all forms that you give me.
When do we become skeptical about miracles? Why do so many of us, like Thomas, require visible proof of the presence of holiness among us?
According a Web site devoted to Our Lady of Guadalupe (http://www.sancta.org/intro.html), a “Lady from Heaven” first appeared northwest of present-day
Sure, there’s a sucker born every minute. Sure, a fool and his money are soon parted. But a little suspension of disbelief is a good thing... and may be a glorious thing.
“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast,” the White Queen told
Don’t be as ambitious as the White Queen. Believe before breakfast in one impossible thing today: that you can ease the suffering of a troubled friend; that you can spend two hours shopping with a member of your parish in whom you do not always see Christ; that an extra $50 donation to your Parish, Cursillo, or another worthy cause won’t strap your budget. Then prove to yourself that it’s possible.