Tuesday, December 12, 2006

On your day

I have spent many hours researching, reading and writing about you. And many have come to the conclusion that you are a fraud. That your apparition never actually happened and you were just a big ploy by the Spanish to trick the gullible natives to convert to Catholicism. The height of this controversy came about when Juan Diego was proclaimed a saint. Some believed that a man who may or may not existed, who may or may not have witnessed a miracle should not become a saint. Well I have debated these ideas in my head for years, but I have concluded that whether or not you really appeared on Tepeyac hill on that December day over 400 years ago is not one bit relevant. It does not matter. At all. You, and the belief in you has grown to much much more and it doesn't matter if it really happened, because you are real. You are real in the hearts of millions and that is all that matters. You give people strength when they are weak and guidance to help them find their way. You are a constant in the lives of people all over the world. And with your new found crossover popularity you are being introduced to a whole new audience. Man you are like the new J.Lo! Little punk rock kids all over the world are wearing you on shirts and tattooing you on their bodies. Look all around you are more real now than you ever were. And not a day goes by that you are not the strength for my family. Please enjoy your day, enjoy the songs, the flowers and the candles. It is the least we can do.

1 comment:

  1. and what in religion is not basically based all on faith?


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