Memorial of Mary – Monday after Pentecost

If nothing else this pandemic has given many of us a new appreciation of church. We’ve missed the physical connection with the Holy God speaking to us the word made flesh. God sustaining us in the bread of life, that is His Christ. But we’ve come to appreciate one another as the church.

On the Monday after Pentecost, we celebrate Mary as her Son’s first disciple, who embodied in herself the humility and compassion of the Christ she gave life to. With a mother’s love, she was a presence of wisdom and peace for her Son’s followers. From the moment she walked from the hill of the cross of Good Friday, to the dawning of Pentecost.

So as we struggle to do without church in-person, Mary models for us how to live as church, how to continue to follow Jesus with humility, joy and selflessness…