Monday, July 26, 2010
JOACHIM AND ANNE
Today is the feast in honor of Sts. Joachim and Anne, parents of the Blessed Mother, yet what do we know about them? Nothing - they never otter a single word. So why honor them? It is because of the Blessed Mother that they are honored. It was the gentle, faith filled way, that they raised her, which gave her the ability to say yes to the Angel Gabriel. What examples they must have been for Mary. Do we try to do that for our children today? Things are much more complicated than they used to be, so perhaps it is even more imperative we to to such examples of the past.