2 Corinthians: 15-16 For we are the aroma of Christ for God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to the latter an odor of death that leads to death, to the former an odor of life that leads to life.
“My beloved, do not be surprised or alarmed if the world reviles you when you speak the truth in my name. Remember that the world first reviled me. If they persecuted me, they will persecute you as well. My child, my soldier, arm yourself with me. Let my cross be your shield and your banner. Let my Body and Blood sustain you in the battle, and let my love and mercy be your emblem. My Mother waits to train you as she trained me in the hidden years at Nazareth. Entrust yourself to her as I did. Child, be not afraid. Trust in me. The glory of the Resurrection awaits.”
Jesus, grant us grace upon grace, that we may fight the good fight and run the race to the end, for your glory and for the salvation of souls through the Immaculate Heart. Jesus we trust in you. Amen.