Lord My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Monday, Memorial of the Queenship of Mary, 22 August 2022 Isaiah 9:1-6 ><}}}*> + ><}}}*> + ><}}}*> Luke 1:39-47
It is a very busy Monday for everyone, O God, our loving Father: it is the first day of school for most students, another first day of work with all the traffic and woes of life slowly going back to normal.
And I really wonder, what could surprise us today, Lord, like Mary when your angel announced to her the coming of Jesus Christ by being his mother?
But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be.Luke 1:29
On this memorial of the Queenship of Mary, let us rejoice and be grateful to you for the grace of being favored to be up and going this day no matter how busy we may be; let us be surprised by the tremendous blessings you shower upon us like Mary when deep in our hearts we know we are nothing before you; surprise us, Lord, of your presence, of your life, of your love, most of all, of your trust; enable us to say yes to your call for us to serve you today, to bring light in this dark world, to share Jesus Christ like Mary who is our "Prince of Peace and Wonder-Counselor" (Is.9:5).
O most blessed Virgin Mary, help us to welcome Jesus Christ daily in our lives in order for us to share him with everyone like you; as the first of the human race in rank before God's presence and as the Mother of Christ our King, you are given the title of Queen not only as an honor but an example of discipleship in your Son Jesus. Amen. O, Mary Queen of heaven, Pray for us!