Day 38: Refuge of Sinners, Pray for Us!

Before the days of mini-vans and soccer moms, we kids in the neighborhood would entertain ourselves by playing ‘tag’, a game that could go on indefinitely, but if you were slow and pudgy it was no fun being “it.” Then came the fast guy, and we’d head for the refuge of the monkey bars, also known as ‘gool’: that was the ‘safe zone’, a refuge for us little sinners.  We all know that Jesus is God, and we all know we are sinners. So, sometimes, when you’re a real bad sinner, it’s kind of hard to look Him in the eye, and we dodge for cover behind the folds of the mantle of our Mother Mary. She’s our Mother; She is our ‘safe zone’; She’s one of us, because She’s human, so She understands. And She takes us by the hand to Jesus. As St. Josemaría wrote years ago,  “To Jesus we always go, and to Him we always return, through Mary.”

Refuge of sinners, pray for the Church and the nation.

On Thursdays we pray the Luminous Mysteries.


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Rev. Francis J. Hoffman, "Fr. Rocky" is the Executive Director/CEO of Relevant Radio and a priest of Opus Dei.