+ These beautiful words come in the gospel passage on this Saturday morning: “Those deemed worthy to attain to the coming age and to the resurrection of the dead can no longer die.”
Even though people from every nation “gloat over” the corpses of the dead prophets, death is not the final power in the world.”
After three and a half days a breath of life entered them.”
A “loud voice from heaven” said to them, “Come up here.”
There is always reason to have hope.
God deems and desires all to be saved, to be seen through the final stages and battles and to a place of newness of life and resurrection.
Through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Mother of the Savior and Mother of Grace – we will be triumphant. But the price is utter and complete consecration to her as Mother, Co-Redemptrix -and the distributer of all graces: including the graces of martyrdom both red and white.
As we live in intensely challenging times in our nation’s history – we obey Mary’s command to place everything at her feet, to let her lead us by the hand to her Son Jesus, and then his command to us to do whatever he tells us moment by moment through the highways and byways of this one day!
Hail, Mary, full of grace. Pray for us now and at the hour of our death. Amen.