WWMD? I seldom think of that. There are plenty of WWJD? items around, but I have never seen a WWMD? item.
Advent has come and gone and the beautiful Feast of Christmas 2015 has been celebrated. Already, we are listening to and praying Mass readings concerning the losing of the Child Jesus in the Temple. Very soon, we will celebrate the Baptism of Jesus. In not too long a time, we will begin the journey of Lent!
I ask myself as we liturgically relive the life of Jesus from his birth on the first Christmas to his Passion Death and Resurrection, if I can relive it all through the eyes of Mary? Can I emulate her response to the Will of God for her life, and ask myself WWMD? when I am confronted with sorrow, joy, confusion or misunderstanding? How did she react to the reality of life as she took care of Jesus and watched him grow? All I know of Mary from the Gospels suggests that she was a woman of deep, authentic discernment and prayer.
May 2016 be a year when WWMD? be my guide and mantra.