Thursday

A Woman Held In The Hospitable Heart Of God
 

From the Pen of Mary:

God’s love is too deep for words to express. 1870

Scripture:

Abide in me as I abide in you. John 15:4

Reflection:

Mary MacKillop was a big hearted woman full of compassion and love. She felt and experienced the abundance of God’s love for her. In times of trials and tribulations she found refuge in the hospitable heart of God’s love. ‘When storms rage, when persecutions or dangers threaten, I quietly creep into the deep abyss of the Sacred Heart; and securely sheltered there, my soul is in peace’ 1907. She was a woman whose heartbeat was in unison with the heartbeat of God. In her life she became a heartbeat of God for our wounded world.

Story from the Life of Mary MacKillop:

Two of the Sisters who knew Mary MacKillop wrote - I can only say that Mother Mary had the biggest and most generous heart full of charity for all. Next to the love of God in the heart of Mother Mary was the love of her Sisters and the children – especially the poor children.

Pause for Reflection:

In what ways has God shown love to me in my life?

Prayer:

God of hospitality open our hearts to the abundance of your love. May we like Mary MacKillop trust in your loving care for us in all the situations of our lives. May we share this love in our wounded world. St Mary of the Cross, open to God’s presence, pray for us.

Action:

Take time today to sit in the presence of God’s love.