God Speaks about our role in the defeat of evil. We are individually asked to participate in the crushing of evil. By our free will we can make decisions that makes us participants in Mary’s heel.
There are four vocations:
- Order of the priesthood
- Religious single life
- Non-religious single life
Genesis 3:14-15 And the Lord God said to the serpent: Because thou hast done this thing, thou art cursed among all cattle, and beasts of the earth: upon thy breast shalt thou go, and earth shalt thou eat all the days of thy life. I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heal.
Luke 9:23 Christ said, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.”
— Douay-Rheims Version
At Midnight Mass in 2003, Father Robert Altier wrote in his homily, “The Church is going to be crucified, and you have the greatest blessing that has ever been bestowed upon humanity, that is, to be a member of the Church when She is crucified. Nothing greater has ever been offered to a Christian person than to be alive when the Mystical Body of Christ goes to the Cross. I believe that you have that opportunity. I believe that each one of us will also have the opportunity to be able to see Our Lady at work. Prophesied in Genesis 3:15, She is going to crush the head of the serpent, and the way that she is going to do that is through the little people that she has chosen, the humble ones, the rejected ones, the ones who do not fit in – that’s us. We are the means by which Satan is going to be crushed because we are the heel of Our Lady. Once again, a great blessing; not exactly fun, but there will be cause for great rejoicing.”