Monday, October 24, 2011

Mary, Undoer of Knots

In case you haven't guessed by now, I am in love with the Blessed Mother. I digress... I am in love with the Catholic Church, who gave me Our Lord, who gave me his Mother! I am in love with all of it because God is so good!

Recently I found a novena entitled Mary, Under of Knots. Ahhhh.... Yet another avenue to this fountain of pure grace.

Those of you who know me may or may not know how little patience I have for the small details of life. Knotted rosaries, scapulars, techy cables, necklaces, yarns, you name it, I have no patience for any of it. My skin feels like it will boil as soon as I try to untangle the impossible jumbles. I quickly put them down for another day that never comes until about a year ago.

One day I decided that it was worth my time to sit down and work it out. It took much effort and patience. I put it down several times to give myself a break but persevered and eventually worked out every kink. I found some satisfaction from having succeeded without cutting the whole mess into shreds which was my original intention.

When I first saw this novena, just her title spoke directly to my heart. No, not because of my knotted jumble of things, but my knotted, jumbled life. How many little knots had I made that have compounded and intertwined to the point that my peace of heart is lost? So, on my knees, I pleaded with my Mother under the title Mary, Undoer of Knots.

I told her that if she would work out the mess I was in the midst of trying to deal with that I would tell everyone about this devotion. Immediately, and not after nine days, I was given the gift of great peace about the situation at hand. The situation hadn't changed, but my heart was completely changed. Peace. I devoutly completed my nine day novena and that particular situation has been untangled by divine hands.

This novena is especially beautiful because it reminds me there are so few things over which I have any control. Life itself can at times seem knotted and jumbled when seen through the eyes of a sterile world view and not through the eyes of a God who "draws straight with crooked lines".

So, I am happy to share this novena with you. I pray she gives you the peace and grace you need to surrender your knots to her care for she cares for you. Should you find her intercession helpful, then please share her with others.

I have many more knotted jumbles I continue to entrust to her care. Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

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