"Practice makes permanent."
That is why all throughout the third session of the 21st SFC ICON, Kuya Don Vivas kept on repeating the line "to Jesus through Mary."
Our Catholic faith teaches us how much we are loved by the Lord that He never left without entrusting us to His very own Mother. We were given to Mary first. "Woman, behold your son."
It is in modeling ourselves after Mary that we become more and more like Jesus.
Ate Martha shared that MARY also means Mary Always Remembers You. As a mother who never forgets, Mary keeps us close to her heart. And because she is daughter to God the Father, mother to the Son Jesus, and spouse to the Holy Spirit, closer to her also means getting closer to the Trinity as well. :)
As we journey throughout this season of Lent, there is no better companion than Mary herself. May we choose to walk with her and join her in following the footsteps of Christ from Cana to Calvary. And at times when we feel that the road is already too difficult for us to go through, let us count on our dear mother's protection and guidance as she sweetly tells us, "I love you my child, I will take care of you as long you live."