Inspiring Goodness: Our Lady of Guadalupe Ian Vanheusen

I was inspired by goodness this morning and my heart was opened in awe while reading about the historical event of the great feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  This was a cultural game changer, opening individual hearts to love and humanity. 

Within ten years of the appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe practically the entire Mexican people, nine million strong, had converted to Christianity.  And with that great national conversion, the Aztec practice of human sacrifice came to an end. She had done battle with fallen spirits and had won a culture-changing victory for the God of love.

This, my friends, is a tangible and powerful force for change! 

While human sacrifice is not an acceptable practice in our society, a mega trend of dehumanization is.  This is a world where we lose empathy and objectify ourselves and others as I’m learning about while reading Braving the Wilderness.   This is not how we were created to live.  Empathy is when I look a person in the eye and see Gods creation in front of me.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, can I borrow your heart? Teach me, like you taught your son, nonviolent and forgiving love. 

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; My spirit rejoices in God my savior. 

Focus on His truth, Luke 1:46-47

Our world needs you more than ever. Prepare my heart this Advent.   I beg you to allow your goodness to radiate through me!  Amen 

Praying we all choose to be Smitten With Goodness,


2 thoughts on “Inspiring Goodness: Our Lady of Guadalupe”

  1. Thank you for this beautiful reflection honoring the Patron of the Americas, Our Lady of Guadalupe!
    “Blessed are you, daughter, by the Most High God, above all women on earth; and blessed be the LORD God, the creator of heaven and earth.” (Judith 13:18

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  2. I always learn something new from you. Thanks for the link to the primer on Our Lady of Guadalupe. I didn’t know Mary danced. She danced! It’s a whole new aspect of her for me to contemplate and cherish.

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