Monthly Archives: May 2016

St. Maximilian and Our Blessed Mother

After going to the relic exposition of St. Maximilian Kolbe, I was left with some free time so I decided to fill up (cheaper) gas at Costco. The line was sooooo long. As I waited in line, I looked in my phone to see what music is there. And there I found one single song from Frances Yip’s Grace and Glory album. It’s my favorite song from the album: How Can I Ever Let You Go. I looped this song for the rest of my wait and ride. The lyrics are so beautiful. Our Blessed Mother is so great, so humble, and so faithful.

Contemplate Mary, saying yes to God’s plan, that she be the Mother of God
She journeys to Bethlehem where she gives birth to Jesus
The joy and beauty of her new baby
Angels and shepherds and kings
Simeon’s prophecy that a sword will pierce her heart
And Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart

Where are You going, baby of mine?
So fragile, so needful
So poorly attired
Who are these angels, singing peace on earth?
Heart of my heart come to birth

Contemplate Mary, loving Jesus through His growing years
This wonderful and somehow mysterious child
She rejoices at each new insight and accomplishment
She tries to understand as Jesus begins to discover His own vocation
And Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart

Where are You going, little child of mine?
So frightened, so hurried, and fearful this time
Who are these angels, with crosses and spears?
Come and I’ll wipe away Your tears

Contemplate Mary at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry
She sees and hears such unusual things
The water becomes wine at Cana
There are miracles and parables and crowds
Friends, enemies
Is he mad as some of them say a heretic, the Messiah?
And Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart

Where are You going, O Son of mine?
With powers of healing, and fire in Your eyes
You’re off to wherever
I never will know
It’s time for me now to let You go

Contemplate Mary at the foot of the cross
She’s there, she stands by Him no matter what
With Him she weeps, agonizes and struggles and surrenders
At last he is given back to her, dead
And Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart

Where are You going, heart of my heart?
Your pain is my pain
We never will part
Your death means so much more than I ever will know
But how can I ever let You go

Contemplate Mary, at the empty tomb
And with the other disciples in the Upper Room
She meets her risen Son
Believes in Him and knows the power of His resurrection
The empty tomb, fire and wind
In the name of Jesus, be healed
And Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart

Where are You going, wish that I knew
You’re off to forever, Your dream has come true
Who are these angels, I think that I know
Heart of my heart, Jesus
Dream of my dreams, Jesus
How can I ever let You go

I thank St. Maximilian Kolbe for once again helping me appreciate how great Our Blessed Mother truly is. Mother Mary, sorry for my lack of devotion to you. You are indeed the most perfect disciple of Jesus, and our most loving mother.

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