The Offertory, (Battle of Tears) Now is the time to fight. Not with weapons or words, but with tears, the tears of a Mother pleading for her children. Some time ago I prayed the words of Rachel during the stations, I said, "Give me children or I shall die." I meant spiritual children that I can pray for. God in His goodness gives me children that I cannot see or touch, that are somewhere in the world and in need of a Mother's tears for them. At this moment in the Holy Mass He not only gives me these children but also fills my heart with love for them at the same moment. My heart is pierced and tears flow for the children I love, although I do not know them, I love them no less. The tears of a Mother pleading for her children before the throne of God is very powerful. A Mother's heart willing to be pierced for her children to lead them to God can pluck those with the darkest of hearts directly from the demons grasp. The heavens are opened and ... TO
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So much happens at one Holy Mass, that it would take more words than exist to explain it. There is only one place on the earth where the heavens are opened and a human has direct access to the very throne of God for his or her petition.....this is the Holy Mass. The Saints are in attendance, looking down from heaven, so happy that the Holy Mass is being offered for us. I have seen the saints looking down from heaven, smiling, so happy for us. I have seen.. .CLICK HERE!
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Madonna and Child with the Lamb of God , Cesare de Sesto, c.1615 [ Web Gallery of Art ] In the Philippines the liturgy is that of the Feast of the Santo Niño (Holy Child). You'll find Sunday Reflections for that here . Readings (New American Bible: Philippines, USA) Readings (Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) Gospel John 1:29-34 ( New Revised StandardVersion, Catholic Edition , Canada) The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’ I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel.” And John testified, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on