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My Greatest Help

What’s bringing me closer to Jesus?

One year ago I watched “The Second Greatest Story Ever Told” on Formed. It was the first time I’d heard the intimate details behind the teaching of Divine Mercy. It was the first time I saw Mary’s intercession in action. It was the first time I viewed my faith as something fascinating and irresistible.

This mini-series led me to buy “33 Days to Morning Glory,” which is a book for Marian Consecration. After I finished that I was left spinning with even more fascination, and I was inspired to start praying a daily Rosary. 

As much as I wanted to begin the Rosary, I was scared. Scared of the commitment and scared of the ways it would change my life. Despite my fear, I knew it was something I wanted and needed to do. It weighed on my heart for a couple months but I finally began.

One year later and I’ve prayed the Rosary *almost* every day. The fruits it has produced in my life are undeniable. Mary is constantly bringing me closer to her Son. I turn to her for everything with the greatest confidence that she is fighting on my behalf and on behalf of those I love.  

Her greatest joy is to bring us closer to Jesus. I’ve seen it in action and I’ve felt it in my heart. She is true to her promises. Books and reflections have helped me along my journey, but nothing compares to the unwavering support of a loving Mother.

When I look back on my year I see a million things that have fallen into place all leading me to her. She has been my first and greatest step on my way to a better relationship with Jesus, and I know she will continue to be a gentle guide now and throughout my life. 

Our Lady was the first person to hear Jesus’ cry “I thirst” with St. John, and I am sure Mary Magdalen. Because our Lady was there on Calvary she knows how real, how deep is His longing for you and for the poor. Do we know? Do we feel as she? Ask her to teach… Her role is to bring you face to face, as John and Magdalen, with the love in the Heart of Jesus crucified. 

Mother Teresa’s March 25th Letter

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