In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth,
the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss,
while a mighty wind swept over the waters.
Then God said,
“Let there be light…”
-Today’s Reading, Genesis:1
Our Lady, Immaculate Conception, you came to Lourdes to remind us that all that is, is the handiwork of God. He is Master of creation. All the satan can do is mutilate or negate what God has created. He creates nothing. We are all God’s children, but endowed with free will, we must choose whose disciples we will be. We can participate with God in creation, itself – or we can participate with the satan in attacking what God has created. The ethics of modern medicine decreed that young Joey Cronin should be destroyed, cut off from that which gives him life while he heals. Your people rose up in a fountain of faith to recognize that all we can be is servants – and chose to be servants of the light of creation. We pray you, inspire all humanity to rise up and say with the Creator, “Let there be light.”