Today fittingly on this first day of the year of our Lord 2011, it's the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, that's celebrated. I joyfully went to Mass. If anyone has trouble approaching God directly, just ask Mary our Mother to pray for you first and you'll find your trouble going away. She always leads everyone to her divine Son ~ you can count on that. She's our greatest ally in heaven. I love her because Jesus loves her and she helps me love Jesus.