“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Psalm 15:1-3

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TODAY’S WORD…

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LORD, who may dwell in your sacred tent?

Who may live on Your holy mountain?

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The one whose walk is blameless,

who does what is righteous,

who speaks the truth from the heart;

whose tongue utters no slander,

who does no wrong to a neighbour,

and casts no slur on others…

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– Psalm 15:1-3

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REFLECTION…

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These words of the Psalmist immediately bring to mind

the one who is truly worthy of dwelling on God’s “holy mountain”

– Mary, the Mother of God.

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In contemplating the Blessed Virgin, we see her as a loving Mother,

not only of our Lord Jesus Christ, but also our own.

It was Jesus Himself who gave her to us,

as He entrusted her to His beloved disciple at the foot of the Cross.

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The Blessed Virgin is constantly praying for us.

From her special place in Heaven she spreads the protective mantle of her mercy over us, her children,

on our pilgrimage to the holy mountain of glory.

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She is the one who guides everyone

to the perfect knowledge and imitation of Christ.

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[Reflection inspired by the message of St. Pope John Paul II in 2001

on the occasion of the celebrations of the 750th anniversary

of the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.]

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PRAYER…

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Draw me close to you, sweet Virgin Mary,

and lead me to the mountain of the Lord.

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