Today, we celebrate, the Memorial of St. Joachim and St. Anne, known to us as the parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
EWTN has two short pages that describe traditions, of who these parents are; St. Joachim : St. Anne … and while there are very few references online I would trust as proper resources, I hope that my online mentors and friends will be posting on this day, of the Memorial of St. Joachim and St. Anne.
Looking at the first reading, I see that Moses goes to a tent, which is where he speaks with the Lord. I myself find this related to my own life, in the manner of myself reaching out to my own father, my own parents, when I am seeking wisdom or knowledge. Or mainly when I am in need of assistance, and comfort.
The Gospel is very similar. Jesus’ disciples go into a house, where He entered, and they ask for an explanation of the “parable of the weeds.” They are seeking wisdom and knowledge from our Lord, and Savior.
Every day, I find myself in many situations, asking for guidance, knowledge, and assistance from my friends and family. I only wish I could be even more humble and ask at the times in need where I am embarrassed or ashamed of what I have done and or what I have failed to do….
When we celebrate Holy Mass, those words – “what I have done and or what I have failed to do” – are part of our response.
Do you take these words to your heart?
I encourage all, who find themselves in troubled water, to go to the Lord,… pray. Then ask for His guidance, His help,… His Mercy.
Peace be with You,