Surely the image on Juan Diego’s tilma must have surprised him!
Because today is the Feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we are talking about Mary, the Mother of Jesus again! If you don’t know the story of Mary’s visitation to Juan Diego, be sure to check it out! The blessed Mother’s image on the tilma (a cloth) can still be seen in Mexico City at her shrine.
A couple of things about Mary:
She was 100% human.
We honor her, we do not worship her. She is not a god.
Mary is our mother, our protector and she understands suffering. She watched her own son, Jesus, as he went through his life and she suffered the worst event a mother could witness—the torture and death of her son—as he died on the cross.
Yet, throughout her very human suffering, she had a deep trust in God.
She understands whatever pain or suffering you may be experiencing today. Be sure to turn to her for help in whatever you may be going through.
I hope you have a blessed day in God’s Word!