Imagine you’re making your way throughout your day, doing your job, or maybe just going for a walk. And suddenly, you are dazzled, bewildered, so incredibly confused, but there’s this stunning image in front of you. A ghost maybe? Some ethereal being, that’s for sure. I mean … she’s floating.
There’s a smell of roses maybe, or a feeling of incredible peace. And then, suddenly, she’s gone. Did she just speak to me? What … what did she say?
You go back to work or your home, share this news with a handful of people, and pretty soon you are that guy – that guy with the visions, the strangely healing visions. Which isn’t the best way to be known, seeing as there are some pretty intense suffering going on elsewhere for people experiencing visions.
She keeps visiting you. At this point, it would be nice to see more of her, maybe prove something, but do you kind of want her to go away?
What does she want?
Oh God. Make it stop or help me prove it.
And He proves it.
Oh Goodness, here we go.
Today, right now, if you saw Our Lady of Guadalupe, if she appeared to you and shared her message … would you recognize it? Would you believe it? Would you trust your experience enough to know that this was something sacred? Would you share it?
Can you imagine if Juan Diego didn’t?
Take some time to recognize and share your sacred experiences this Advent. You may just have a hand in a miracle.