“I need you above all human understanding. You are always in my heart. Please meditate calmly on this message. My love is not poetry, although it can be expressed in that way. It is not philosophy, either. My love is truth.” COL bk.2, 16::I
In a statement attributed to Mary, this quotation suggests that she needs us. Actually needs us. And this need is above our understanding. If she holds us in her heart, we know that we are in a safe place, being with her. Her love, she says, is “truth.”
The scribe, Sebastian, is Roman Catholic, and his religion has had a history of revering Mary. We might, whatever our religion, take to heart these messages. Her words do indeed sound like poetry, though that is not how she describes her love.
If we know that we are truly loved, we can gain a good bit in our daily lives. Part of the problem of our world is the fact that people do indeed feel unloved. We can see this in everyday life, and a paucity of love has dire implications. When things get desperate enough, tragedy happens. The truth of love often cannot be heard in such circumstances.
Let’s take a step back and realize that God’s Love is always available to us. And Mary is an apt messenger of that love, being, as she was, the mother of Jesus. This quotation does not say it, but love of this nature is definitely unconditional. And it is unconditional love that our tired ole world needs most keenly.