I do. Let’s face it we all do. The gifted parents helping with Catholic Schools Week, have proposed a beautiful devotion for us this year, Mary, Undoer of Knots. Do you remember learning to tie your shoe as a child? It can be a daunting task for tiny fingers.
Consider the knots in shoe laces, ropes or necklaces. Knots are a kink in that which needs to be free. Sometimes a knot that has been in a rope, in my recent experience a tetherball rope, for some time is pulled so tight it can’t be undone, or at least not without great difficulty. Do you know any situations in life that seem as though they can’t be solved, can’t be undone, irretrievable? Let’s put them in hands that can help, Our Lord’s through the intercession of His Mother. In this Year of Mercy, let us recall, nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing is beyond His loving grasp.
Tomorrow we will introduce the devotion to the children and begin a very simple novena, which will end during Catholic Schools Week.
May Our Blessed Mother help “straighten us all out” in the best sense of the phrase. Thank you for all you do to help the children in our Catholic School thrive. May the Lord be the cause of, and may He bless, all our efforts.