Does Our Lady See You As A Nonbeliever?
Rosaries were prayed throughout the morning in preparation for the apparition. When Mirjana arrived, there was a distinct change in mood, a heightened awareness of the crowds in anticipation of Our Lady’s arrival, especially in light of the seriousness of the recent second of the month messages.
Mirjana’s disposition and preparation for the apparition were also very serious. She prayed along with the Rosary being recited in a very reserved manner.
It seemed quite sudden that Mirjana knelt up more erect as Our Lady appeared to her beginning at 8:42 a.m. Mirjana began with a smile and then began to listen intensely. Mirjana spent most of the time during this apparition in that manner, listening and nodding very much with some occasional words spoken back as she knelt before Our Lady. Her look was as of one trying to understand something. She didn’t display as much change in expression as she normally does, just a couple brief smiles, but mostly just this “searching” look and responding with frequent nods. When Our Lady left, Mirjana remained within herself for a few minutes silently praying. The apparition lasted for about five minutes. Following is the message:
Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje’s November 2, 2009
Message to Mirjana Soldo Given on the day for Non-believers
Does Our Lady See You As A Nonbeliever?
When the apparitions began in 1981, Mirjana relayed that she perceived God as Someone who was stern. He was there to punish. He was distant from us. Mirjana did not perceive Him as a “Father”, much less called Him “Father” with the comprehension of what “father” means. In this way of being a believer, Mirjana had unbelief in her. The beginning messages for nonbelievers on the Second of the Month were very defined and were clearly for nonbelievers. Mirjana said Our Lady defined nonbelievers as those who do not know the love of God. This is what Mirjana told us. She said that the people who we believe are nonbelievers, such as atheists, are really people who do not know the love of God. This pattern of the Second of the Month message went on for some time. Our Lady then began to unveil that She was speaking to us, the believers in these messages. She was speaking to us, the children close to Her, and She began to ‘point’ out that much unbelief exists in our own hearts. This was a shocker for many for we thought it was for “them” the nonbelievers as opposed to “us” the converted. Now, many are plainly seeing we have different aspects of unbelief within us. At the same time, many are denying they have unbelief in themselves. Our Lady is pointing these aspects out to purify us. Our Lady wants us to be believers in God, in God as a Father. She wants to teach us who God is, just as She had to teach Mirjana who carried unbelief in her when she did not understand God as a loving Father. Mirjana’s unbelief was transformed by coming to know God’s love through Our Lady. She became more fully a believer and began to perceive God as a Father.
Still, many continue to think we, the followers of Our Lady, are the believers and those who are atheist, agnostics, etc. are the nonbelievers. Yet in today’s November 2, 2009 message Our Lady says,
The material culture of the world has permeated the believer to form in the heart many aspects of unbelief. Our Lady asks us all, the believers, do we really love God first? Do we love Him last? Are you surrounded by material things which have caused you at times to forget Him? So many ‘things’ that have caused you to betray Him as Judases, through idolatry? How many today will you see holding the Rosary? How many today will you see reading their Bibles? In contrast, how many will you see holding and fondling electronic gadgets? Little gods, gods of your lives, gods who rule over the believers and nonbelievers alike, gods that have your true devotion, that would cause you to be shocked if you sincerely looked into your heart to see how much do you really love God above these things. Will you read the paper today, listen to the news, read a magazine? How much time reading the Bible? Which of those tells you of the love of God?
A great deception is taking place with believers. That deception often makes the believer, a nonbeliever. When the contrast of the way we live and the way the world lives is nearly indistinguishable what makes us different? Our character is supposed to be in total contrast with the culture. Just because everyone else is doing it doesn’t’ make it okay. Everybody else doing it does not give legitimacy. Rather it becomes a deception of legitimacy. This is not to say material things are not to be used, but rather it’s how we use them that determine if they are hurting or helping us towards eternal life. Our Lady just recently told us, on January 25, 2009, the guiding principle in using worldly things:
January 25, 2009
Evaluate the use of “worldly things” in your life. Are they drawing you closer to God, or are they a hindrance to you in your relationship with Your Father? The character of the individual whose way of life contradicts the cultures’ direction, is the definition of the messages of Our Lady of Medjugorje. We will speak more of this important message tonight on Radio WAVE. Click Here to tonight's Radio WAVE 7:00 PM CST (-06:00 GMT)...
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