By Katie Morroni
These words have been one of the greatest comforts to me in my adult life, and I present them here in case you or someone you know needs to hear them today.
Listen. Put it into your heart,
my smallest child,
that the thing that frightened you,
the thing that afflicted you is nothing;
Do not let it disturb you…
Am I not here, I who am your Mother?
Are you not under my shadow and protection?
Am I not the source of your joy?
Are you not in the hollow of my mantle,
in the crossing of my arms?
Do you need something more?
–words of Our Lady to Juan Diego