DAY 4 - NOVENA TO MARY
QUEEN OF ALL HEARTS
WISDOM COMES TO SURPRISE US
Scripture Reading: Book of Exodus 3: 1-6, 10-12
Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.” When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” And Moses said, “Here I am.” “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” Then he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God. So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.” But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.”
“Montfort faces many obstacles during his ministry…he needs space. At that moment, an old dream resurfaced in his mind: to become missionary in a distant land.” He decides to set out for Rome in order to entrust to the Pope Clement XI his desire to be sent by the Church as an apostle abroad. Montfort “risks the detour as far as Rome” but God had other wishes for him. His projects are modified when the Pope grants him the title of “Apostolic Missionary” in France.” Today, Wisdom wishes to reveal to us amazing things …We are invited to “risk the detour”, to remove the safe and comfortable sandals of our convictions, what we hold as evidence and our projects...let us accept to be destabilized by the Word that God offers us in the book of Exodus and in the life of Montfort. I revisit an important detour of my life. What surprised me, what upset me? What word of Wisdom was revealed to me at that moment? What detour I am invited to take today? What interior attitude do I choose in order to move forward?