This morning after Mass I was deeply touched to read, once again, in scripture the message of God's desire for the salvation of all His people and creation; a message close to the hearts of all who pray and work for the opening for the cause for Sister Marie, Foundress of Mary's House in Ephesus, Turkey. In Mary's House people from many faiths and many nations gather to pray in peace side by side, and honor the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus, through whom, by God's will, Jesus once came into the world, and through whom Jesus continues to come to all God's children. Sister Marie, thank you for opening the door to Mary's House for all God's children in this world.
Page 409 of this month's Magnificat, today's Prayer for the Evening:
Commentary: God our Father wishes all people and all creation to be saved and sanctified. Therefore as Christians we are not the sole objects of God's care. But as Christians we do hold a privileged place in the Father's heart, as members of the Christ's Body, the Church. With this place within the Body of Christ comes the mission of being co-redeemers with Christ. It is through Christ that all are saved. As members of Christ's Body we participate in this redemption. It is through the mystical Body of Christ that those of all nations, and all people who seek God with sincere hearts, may be saved.
They shall praise the Lord, those who seek him.
May their hearts live for ever and ever!
All the earth shall remember and return to the Lord,
all families of nations worship before him
for the kingdom is the Lord's;
he is ruler of the nations.
They shall worship him, all the mighty of the earth;
before him shall bow all who go down to the dust.
And my soul shall live for him, my children serve him.
They shall tell of the Lord to generation yest to come,
declare his faithfulness to peoples yet unborn:
"These things the Lord had done."
" I am not a priest and cannot bless them, but all that the heart of a mother can ask of God for her children, I ask of Him and will never cease to ask Him." ~ Sister Marie