A long chain. The devil and his onions [oops! I meant minions.... though, come to think about it, their odor is quite sulfurous] are at one end, satan is the canker. [Is that correct? I looked it up. Yep, an ulcerous sore, that sounds about right.] Now, on the other end are the saints and Jesus is the anchor. We are in the middle somewhere. Every time people lean on the Lord the chain goes His way and vice [pun intended] versa. Along comes a beautiful Lady. She whispers something in The Lord's ear. The Lord looks thunderous then gives her a nod. She stands behind the weaker ones and gives a mighty tug. The demons collapse in a heap on the other side. What do you think Our lady said to Jesus?
She simply said " he [satan ] cheats." And he does. He attacks us in all our weakest areas. Look around our broken world. But we have the Lord to lean on...... and this makes all the difference.
Pray the Rosary. I was one of those weaker ones and I have received many graces through her intercession. The Lord never refuses her requests because she never refused Him. Like a mother, she simply carries us and brings us to her son.
Thank you, Jesus , for giving us your mother.