Wednesday, May 26, 2010

This makes me think...

She [Mary] holds all the great Truths of Christianity together, as a piece of wood holds a kite.  Children wrap the string of a kite around a stick and release the string as the kite climbs to the heavens.  Mary is like that piece of wood.  Around her we wrap all the precious strings of the great Truths of our holy Faith -- for example, the Incarnation, the Eucharist, the Church.  No matter how far we get about the earth, as the kite may, we always have need of Mary to hold the doctrines of the Creed together.  If we threw away the stick, we would no longer have the kite; if we threw away Mary, we would never have Our Lord.  He would be lost in the Heavens, like our runaway kite, and that would be terrible, indeed,  for us on earth.

---Bishop Fulton Sheen, The World's First Love, Mary Mother of God

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  1. I like that! What a great way to explain Mary's role.

  2. Gotta love Fulton Sheen! He's a master at analogy and breaking it down into digestible pieces!


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