11 minutes ago
I’ve been meditating slot on the Virgin of Lourdes Lately; and so I put this little statue on my altar this morning. The majority of people concentrate on the miraculous spring or the miracles that have proliferated from the shrine. I’ve been drawn to focus on where our Lady appeared, and in truth, Mary appeared in a dump among heaps of garbage and medical waste, a place by today’s standards would be condemned for its unsanitary conditions, and it is here that the divine chooses to manifest itself, it is in the muck and trash that divine light pierced through! And it’s true in our own life, the divine mother stands firm with us even in the disarray, the muck, and the garbage of our life, in the midst of our weakness our frailty, and even when we are just being a “trash human being” there she is, she is there waiting to transform the garbage into a place of beauty, of light, and a temple of her motherly and divine presence, we just have to accept that she is there and accept her love.