Holy Rosary Month - Day 31: Glorious Mysteries 5
The coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in heaven: In the fifth glorious mystery we meditate on the coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in heaven. We are at last reaching our destination point. Like in the exodus, where God led his people through the wilderness under the leadership of Moses, we were led by the same God in this pilgrimage under the leadership of holy Mary. What Moses couldn’t enjoy Mary could enjoy; she reached the destination and rewarded by God. God has promised, “To those who win the victory I will give the right to sit beside me on my throne, just as I have been victorious and now sit by my Father on his throne.” (Rev 3:21) Let us give thanks and praise to Him who led us all the way of this pilgrimage. Mother Mary, who was our help and guide in this pilgrimage, is today crowned by the Holy Trinity. It is of great joy for us today and let us be proud of our mamma Mary. Now we know for sure that she is the one who can lead us rightly to God and eternal life. In her we do have our hope of reaching our destination, Jesus. She has finished her journey successfully, but we have not yet finished our journey.
With St. Paul we also admit, “We do not claim that we have already succeeded or have already become perfect, we keep striving to win the prize.” (Phil 3:12) But, “let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from the beginning to the end,” (Heb 12:2) and continue our journey to Jesus. Mother Mary, our model and guide, is always with us to take us to him. Let us forget about all those things left behind (our past life and its sinfulness; our inclinations to worldly life; and our unfaithfulness) and do faithfully our best to reach what is ahead; our target Jesus and eternal life through the intercession of Mary. Let the Pauline prayer be our mission and our daily night prayer, “I have done my best in the race, I have run the full distance, and I have kept the faith. And now there is waiting for me the prize of victory awarded for a religious life, the prize which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me on that Day – and not only to me, but to all those who wait with love for him to appear.” (2Tim 7, 8)
Prayer: Oh Mary, queen of heavens! We come to you today for your special maternal help and protection. Mary, our mother and guide; help us to follow your model in following Jesus. In this holy mystery we specially pray for all those who have failed to understand you and the importance of your mediator-ship before God. Let them be filled with Holy Spirit and guided by Mary, our mother. O, Mary be with us, always! Amen!
A word of thanks: As in many other cases, several persons were there in the beginning of this Marian pilgrimage with great enthusiasm, but after sometime few were dropped on the way. As the word of God says, “Many are invited, but few are chosen.” (Mt 22:14) Thank you all for joining and continuing in this Marian pilgrimage. We thank you Lord for your special care, concern, and love for each one of us. May our mamma Mary intercede for you and your family in each moment of your life!
Greetings: Wish you all a nice and blissful Marian Friday!