In our thought for the week, Corinne Coyle, Principal of Saint Mary’s PS, Draperstown, invites us to reflect on how, during this Coronavirus Pandemic, we may, like Mary, allow God’s love to be celebrated through us. Corinne is also an Iconographer and the image is of her first Icon of Mary.
Thought for the Week – 11 May 2020
The Spirit Moulds us to Make Music for God!
Author: Corinne Coyle, Principal of Saint Mary’s PS, Draperstown
Life has been turned on its head in a way we could never have imagined. We watched in disbelief from afar as different countries grappled with the crisis that would soon be ours. It’s normal that our minds and hearts could be in disarray with concerns and worries about current events and the way ahead.
Mary our Mother was no stranger to crisis and turmoil. Her response is an example to us all. She emptied her heart of concern and allowed the Spirit of God to breathe and fill her with grace. At the Annunciation she said, ‘let it be done to me according to your word’. Mary was like a musical instrument through which the love of God could be celebrated.
When the disciples were worried, Jesus touched them and said, “Get up and do not be afraid.” Their lives became fully focused and simplified on the one thing that is necessary.
May 2020 provides a unique opportunity to sift and sort the concerns that consume us and unite in strength and consolation with our families and communities. Could this be our time to realise that being is more important than having. We may feel inadequate, but the Spirit moulds us to make music for God.
“There is a variety of gifts but always the same Spirit; there are all sorts of service to be done but always to the same Lord; working in all sorts of different ways in different people, it is the same God who is working in all of them” 1 Cor 12:4