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Je vous salue, Marie,
pleine de grâces,
le Seigneur est avec vous;
vous ętes bénie entre toutes les femmes, et Jésus
le fruit de vos entrailles, est béni.
Sainte Marie, Mčre de Dieu,
priez pour nous pécheurs,
maintenant, et ŕ l'heure de notre mort.
Singer: Zelie-Louise Turpin
Host: Anthony Xie
Producer & Copyright: 沐光小鹿
Hi, there. My name is Zelie-Louise Turpin and I'm so grateful to be sharing with you guys today. I'm 22 years old, I'm currently working as an art teacher at a middle school.
If you don't know the prayer, it's beautiful praise for the mother of Christ. In English, it was translated as the following:
Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
The reason why I sing this song to you is to remind you that no matter where you are, no matter who you are, Christ will find a way to be there for you. And he will never leave you.
The words of this prayer show us how Christ came to our home to save us, and to allow us to experience him in our own way
He came to us even when he did not need to, anyone through every torment for us.
He came to love us and show us that he did. In our own way with our own eyes.
When I was a teenager I forgot this, or I paid no attention to this truth.
I learned to dislike myself and became depressed.
And I became addicted to seeking love from my neighbors and I fell to self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
I did not love myself. I didn't think that Christ loves me. And when I would look at Mary I realized I never be like her. And began to resent the thought of her.
I stayed in this broken mindset for years, maybe even up to 6. But Christ never stopped pursuing me, he never stopped trying to show me his love.
Up until 11/13/2015, I thought I had already reached my biggest heartbreak, having gone through abuse，addiction, and the like.
For my heart broke even more that day. Because it needed to, in order for me to finally turn back to Christ.
On that date, ISIS attacked Paris where I was. 5 people died on my street where I had just passed maybe 30 minutes before.
I cannot describe to you in such a short time how much my heart broke or the depths of the darkness which I felt. But it was consuming and it consumes me.
The first place after that I was able to cry I was in church. And the tears shed. I sob for about an hour.
After that every time I needed to cry I would run to the chapel. Sometimes sitting there for hours into the night. Quietly crying.
But when I was there I knew he understood. I could feel Christ there. And he would hold me and cradle me as I cried.
He held my head and wiped my tears and he never left me. It was in those moments that I began to understand his love.
And I began to see that he had always been there, I just never allowed him to help before.
I sing to the Hail Mary today because the first thing we should be looking at is not how much we don't compare to them. Or how much we can't compare to our neighbor.
But the first thing we should be looking at is Christ’s and Mary's love. Their lives on earth were out of love for us.
Christ did not need to come but he did. And he died a gruesome death for us. He came to earth to show us the depth of his love in a way that we could understand and hold to.
And Mary she did not need to say yes to bearing Christ but she did with no husband or no life plan.
Their yeses were done completely for our sakes. Even though they knew sorrow