When my son was about four or five years old, he had in his imagination an entire galaxy complete with a language, laws, super heroes, and super villains. Everyone in our family had a super power, but I was given the “most powerful” super gift of all. My super power was love. This little boy valued love, above any talent his imagination could conjure, and made it the unbeatable weapon.
In this month of May, as Catholics, our attention is drawn to Our Lady. Reflecting on my son’s creation, I couldn’t help but see the parallel to Mother Mary. Our Creator made her sinless, but her love for Him kept her pure, and able to withstand the greatest evil ever. The Theotokus (God Bearer) couldn’t be tempted away from the love she had for God’s will, and gave that Love, for God, to the world in her Fiat. Jesus knew her super power, and the really cool thing is that he gave her to us. He gave her to us, while His Love was conquering sin, as if to say, …you are clean and here is My mother, the Immaculate Conception… Help of Christians…Refuge of Sinners, who gave the greatest fiat throughout eternity…. and, now her super power is our grace.