Month of Mary – May Devotions – Day 12 – The Angelic Sweetness of Mary!

May 12, 2018frjohnma

Angelic sweetness is an extraordinary virtue that is rarely talked about in spiritual arenas. All virtues are relational in nature but angelic sweetness is more strictly relational and is necessary for a healthy psycho-spiritual life and maturity, since no person is an island. It is extraordinary because it requires much of God’s grace, His divine presence especially in the soul and every nook and cranny of a person’s life. It is approaching people in grace and people also drawing grace from us as they come in contact with us. The angelic sweetness of Mary means the radiation of her joy and peace to everyone she had encountered and will keep encountering. The kind of sweetness that stems from ones encounter with an angel in which there is usually a reflection of enlightenment, ecstasy, prayers answered, insights, smiles, inspirations, guidance and deliverance. Remember, the experience of Mary and Elizabeth; “Now it happened that as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit” (Luke 1:41). This verse explains the angelic sweetness of the Blessed Virgin Mary. I am sure you had experienced some form of inspiration or awe when you invoked the name of Mary or/and when you came before her grottoes and images like her statues to pray and offer your sentiments. Those feelings of admiration and inspirations flowed from the angelic sweetness of Mary. During her apparitions, people usually flocked around her because of her angelic sweetness. When people come into contact with you and me, what do they take away from us? Rejection, bitterness, oppression or scandals? Note, when people encounter you, you seemingly have power over them. However, when you encounter people, they may also have power over you but as a soul that is the abode of God, they should experience some radiation of joy and peace from you. Every walk of life that is good can offer angelic sweetness such as ministering, parenting, and leadership. It starts with warmth/cheerfulness, greetings, hospitality and visitations. Angelic sweetness from the traditions of the spiritual life can only come through in the life of a spiritual person if and only if he/she prayers in and out of God.

Prayer: Most Holy Mother, I am created to be a relational being and I cannot live in this world alone. I need others and others need me. It is my duty to make them happy, so that I can also be happy. This can only be possible if I am full of the joy and peace of the Holy Spirit your Spouse. Come and eradicate in me the vices of pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy and sloth, so that I can be a vessel of honour like you to radiate joy and peace as people encounter me in all the nooks and crannies of my life. Amen. Help me to see God clearly in all persons and for people too to see God in me and experience fulfilment and satisfaction. Amen. Hail Holy Queen …

Comments (6)

  • Eby

    May 12, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Amen and Amen

  • John Egbeji

    May 12, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Amen I pray the sweetness of our mother will give us unending happiness.

    1. frjohnma

      May 13, 2018 at 4:55 am

      Amen and thanks.

  • John-Mary Atep

    May 12, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Thanks for your prayers!

  • Ferdinand Lamai

    May 12, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Amen. Thanks Padre. God bless you.

  • John-Mary Atep

    May 12, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    Amen and thanks a lot!

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