It is nice to see the statue of Our Lady of Lourdes placed at the grotto again. Just to recall:
In October, 2014 we brought down the statue of Mary and replaced it with a similar looking one (new statue). It was then kept in the parish house for 2 months. After Christmas day it was sent to a factory for repainting and touch-up works, after which it was placed in the sanctuary of our Church for two days (January 8th and 9th). Many had a closer look and came to pray, asking for our Lady’s intercession.
On January 10th, we re-positioned her back to the grotto site where she now stands, watching round the clock. Her eyes are now ‘opened’ and she looks impressive, majestic and serene. Seeing the statue of Mary reminds us that we have not exactly been faithful in our prayer life and that we are overdue in making our commitment to visit her and recite the rosary at the grotto.
We invite all parishioners to pray that the Church’s application for review in the Herald case, (which is to be heard in the Federal Court on January 21st, 2015), will find favour and bring about a constructive solution for the good of the nation.
Pray for the efforts of the Church in Malaysia in its pursuit of truth and justice.
Pray for the panel of judges who will be hearing the Review Application, that they be loyal to their oath of office in upholding the constitution.
Pray for the many people of different religious groups in our country so that with them, we may take the bold step of reaching out to each other in friendship and fraternal love.
May the Lord continue to guide us – the Church in Malaysia, as we carry out the mission He has entrusted to us all. God bless.