MARY, OUR MOTHER

Sunday, July 29, 2007


MY REFLECTION FOR TODAY

"Rely on Me Alone" is the title of Message #37.

Our Lady continues to guide Fr. Gobbi as he struggles with the Marian Movement of Priests. She reminds him that this is Her Movement, not just one of many movements. This is important for us to understand. This MMP is special and comes directly from Our Lady; it is not man made, not some movement thought up by some saint or religious leader.

So Mother Mary tells us, through Fr. Gobbi, don't get discouraged when things don't go the way you think they should. So, humanly speaking, we're always in a hurry for God to act. "When will God intervene and change this world around," we ask. And Our Lady says: Rely on Me and not on human means; this is what I ask of you for the spread of My Movement: your prayer, your suffering, and your trust in Me.

Our human nature says, "I know how to do it right! Let me show you." And everything comes tumbling down because we didn't place our trust in Our Lady but ourselves. Mary says we must accustom ourselves now to seek Her alone, to listen to Her alone, and to entrust ourselves to Her alone because when the great tempest comes and everything is plunged into darkness, She will be the light to show us the way!

"O God, who resists the proud and bestowest Thy grace on the humble" (James 4:6 and 1Peter 5:5). Like Kermit, maybe we need to be moved from the inside, letting Jesus through Mary be our Pilot, and we the co-pilots, following Their inspirations during these dark and faithless times.
Roman Deacon