May God, the source of our hope, fill your hearts with peace as you believe in Him. Romans 15:13
We all have those times in our lives when things just seem to be in turmoil, or we are preoccupied over some conflict or task that seems to use up too much of our energy. In a fast-paced world, where taking time to slow down isn’t in keeping with meeting the demands of the day, turmoil and conflict can take hold of our daily agendas. It is in these times when we need an example of a disciple at peace, a witness of trust. We have such an example in Mary. Her heart was filled with peace as she put her total trust in God.
The Second Vatican Council teaches us that Mary, “While leading an ordinary life among men, one filled with family concerns and labors, she was always, and constantly united to her Son, and cooperated singularly with the work of the Savior in a manner altogether special.” (Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity, No 4.)
In this Marian month of October, we turn to Our Lady of the Rosary for her constant help and source of peace. The rosary gives us a quick study on the Gospel of Christ, and a reminder of who brought God’s saving grace to the world. In her life she was at peace in her unwavering care and devotion to her Son, even at the foot of the cross—without question, that’s peace in time of turmoil and conflict! Let us never cease asking for her intercession to the one who is the Prince of Peace. There’s Palanca in every bead.