Mail In Heaven
The postal service in heaven is always busy.
Perhaps you did not know that countless letters
are mailed to heaven. Tons of them. Letters
of all sizes and languages and from every
country in the world. The angels are the
letter carriers. Obviously the ones that
get most letters are St Anthony, because
he is an expert in finding what we lose and
St Rita, the saint of the impossible. But
the latest information that I have is that
Our Lady far surpasses them all. It is just
unbelievable. Very reliable sources that
I have (!) informed me that she surpasses
by far everyone.
Once a rather mischievous angel got the idea
of opening a number of of these letters sent
to Our Lady. He started opening cautiously
the envelopes and he was amazed because most
of them, understandably enough, were petitions.
"Mary heal my son, Mary give me back
my health, Mary help me pass my exam, Mary
help me find a job, Mary give me a hand in
finding a boyfriend…" This angel said
to himself: "It seems that these people
down on earth have just a stomach and a wallet
because all they ask for are material things!
But, I suppose that is human nature. There
is nothing I can do!" He sealed the
letters again and took them all to Mary.
Mary, the Queen of Angels, was sitting with
her Angels. When the letters arrived, she
opened them one by one, read them very conscientiously
and after a short moment of reflection, she
started giving orders to the angels, one
by one, so that they would put their best
energy and wit to solve the problems found
in those letters. To the one who asked her
help because he was undergoing an operation,
she sent the angel of healing: "You
go, see what you can do about it." To
the other one who asked her to pass the exam,
she sent him an intellectual angel: "Go
and help him," she said, "see that
he does well in his exam…" And so Mary
continued distributing jobs to the angels.
Obviously, all this with Jesus' permission.
But finally there was a letter that brought
a tear in Mary's eyes. Her whole demeanour
changed. All the angels stopped to look at
her. Mary exclaimed happily: "Look what
this boy wrote to me. Fantastic! 'Holy Mary,
I ask you one thing. Let me become more like
your son Jesus every day…' Signed Gilbert."
This time she did not hesitate. But standing
up and making herself ready to leave immediately,
she told the angels: "Listen, I will
see to this task personally. I will go myself
and let this boy become like Jesus."
It had been a long time since they had seen
Mary smiling so radiantly.
She knows how true it is what Saint Teresa
of Jesus once wrote, "If Christ Jesus
dwells in a man as his friend and noble leader,
that man can endure all things, for Christ
helps and strengthens us and never abandons
us. He is a true friend."
Is this a legend or a true story?
I don't know.
All I know is that Mary really has only one
gift to give us.
Yes, his name is Jesus!
And she gives him to us from the bottom of
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