Dec. Reflections of the Guard of Honor


Sr Marie BernaudMay the  weeks between now and the Nativity be a peaceful journey of faith and humility to prepare us  to welcome the God made man! A Blessed  Advent to all.

Here is Sr Mary of the Sacred Heart’s meditation:

Without being a member of the Law Society or a court, each Guard of Honor can practice a lawyer’s function! When our neighbor is absent, he may be  mocked, criticized, accused, and we do not defend her honor nor plead his cause. Instinctively we adhere to all that is uncharitable. It is so easy to judge”Let the one among you who is without sin cast the first stone” Jesus said to the accusers of the woman sinner.

“So if we defend our neighbor even though he is not present, publicly apologize for his mistakes and mitigate its shortcomings, it will be the same for us on the day of our death because” Whatever you do to the least least of mine, is done unto you.” If a brave Guard of Honor  becomes the lawyer of the absent, he/she  becomes the advocate of Jesus himself!

It will be objected that it is difficult to defend what is really wrong but St. Francis de Sales said: “If someone has a hundred bad habits, she always has at least one good one and that we must notice. ”  Do not make any rash judgment towards  anyone, keep your heart in  kindness and indulgence toward everyone. Jesus certainly will recognize us for the beloved disciples of His Heart!

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