Friday, September 11, 2020

Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary.

"My beloved, avoid idolatry." (1 Corinthians 10: 14).

Saturday 12th September 2020, 23rd Week in Ordinary Time is the feast of the Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Almost back to back on the celebration of the Birthday of Mary is the feast of her Most Holy Name. The Church in her teaching authority interpretes for us the role of Mary in the economy of salvation. Here is what the Church teaches about the feast of today, Most Holy Name of Mary:

"God the Father is glorified by the exalted role in salvation of the Blessed Virgin Mary." Thus her name is a name of honor, to be venerated and called upon with filial trust and devotion." (Roman Missal). There is a lot to unpack here.

In our key Scripture, St Paul warns the Corinthians to avoid idolatry. The Corinthians mixed meat offered to Idols with other food stuff. You can call idolatry impurity: mixing what is pure with what is impure. This is against the first Commandment that places God first and always first in our heart, mind and soul. "You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and also the cup of demons.  You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and of the table of demons." (1 Corinthians 10: 21).

What can become idols for us today?
Family, health, job, money, food, possessions. If you worry too much about the future which is totally beyond your control, you make idol of it.

Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary especially through the Holy Rosary is a sure antidote to idolatry.

For the the 15 Promises of Mary to those who say the Holy Rosary, click the link below:

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