Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A View From Heaven

Last week the children unveiled a special project we had been working on for some time.  It was the world as it would be seen from heaven with the Children's Rosary groups visible almost as twinkling lights.  This image of the world from a great distance above the earth was something that has long been in my heart.  Often I would imagine each group as a light radiating up to heaven carrying the sweet prayers of children.  As more groups formed the light would coalesce forming a stronger brighter light.

As the children come to Our Lord with an open heart and with their innocence one can imagine their prayers rise with a very pure light.  One that travels a great distance to find the heart of their Heavenly Father.  What joy must be found in heaven to see such children praying a prayer, the Holy Rosary, that is so dear to Our Blessed Mother and her Son.  As we know from Scripture, "where two or three are gathered in My Name there am I in their midst" (Matthew 18:20).  Through these little prayer groups indeed Our Lord is called down to be with us and hence the light shines all the more brilliantly...illuminating the darkness.

To see such lights growing in number around our tired world a beautiful hope wells.  The children are praying that more groups form so they can keep adding to the lights on this map.  There are many who are bringing materials and news of the Children's Rosary to distant places and also close to home in their own parishes.  We continue to pray that their efforts are fruitful.  Yet each person seeing this has the ability to fill the sky with more and more light.  I am continually amazed to see the diverse people Our Lord and His Mother are calling to start new Children's Rosary prayer groups.  Recently we have seen many individuals with disabilities forming groups as well as grandparents. Often I have marveled at how Our Lord will use our infirmities or brokenness to show His glory.  "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness"(2 Corinthians 12:9). Indeed it would seem the more we rely on Him the more He supports us and helps that which seemed impossible for us to do on our own.  In many ways the humility of the children and their dependence is a guiding light for us all.

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
Pure Joy Comes From the Lord
St. Apollonia

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