Friends of the Rosary:
God knows our hearts, and as Jesus Christ says in today’s reading (Lk 16:9-15), “for what is of human esteem is an abomination in the sight of God.”
My holy wife, Maria Blanca, accepted to be guided by the Holy Spirit. She was a devoted mother and a committed wife. In addition, she always looked for opportunities to convert others into Jesus Christ.
I realize now that what we talked about in the last four weeks at the ICU in La Paz Hospital in Madrid were farewell messages. Did she know she’d die soon? I did rule out then the possibility of dying, convinced as I was of her health recovery. However, Maria Blanca thought that her passing was near. “Be hopeful, everything on Earth is temporary,” she explained.
Now, as she watches this Rosary, she’d be worried about our limited faith. I picture her in Heaven in the company of the communion of Saints, saying: “If you knew…”
Yesterday, we had a second funeral Mass in Madrid, and before it, we prayed the Sorrowful Mysteries. Attendants wondered about the mystery of suffering and why Maria Blanca offered her suffering for others.
We dwell on Earth in imitation of Jesus, who gave his life in the ransom of many, but that’s still incomprehensible to us. Instead, we refuse to bring our cross and instinctively look for alternative solutions to alleviate suffering.
But the Cross is what saves us from our sins, gives comfort, and brings us to the glory of Heaven. Maria Blanca understood this eternal truth.
Jesus, I Trust In You!
+ Mikel A. | TheRosaryNetwork.org, New York