What a promise! And isn't it so! When we pray with all our heart, believing and loving God, He answers us! I want to share a little witness from our friend, Armond, in California. Armond is a co-worker for Mary TV and has been tireless in spreading the message of Medjugorje! Armond writes:"Today, as I was driving from Sebastopol to Santa Rosa for the 12 noon Mass at the Hospital, I noticed that something was different inside of me. It was a subtle difference.
November 12, 2010Dear Family of Mary!"Little children, believe, pray and love, and God will be near you. He will give you the gift of all the graces you seek from Him. I am a gift to you, because, from
day to day, God permits me to be with you and to love each of you with immeasurable love. Therefore, little children, in prayer and humility, open your hearts and be witnesses of my presence. Thank you for having responded to my call."
"It was a lovely November morning, sunny with a few scattered puffs of clouds. I realized that everything, the sun, the air, plants, trees, animals, mountain - they were all where they were, how they were, what they were - for me, but not mine. I was feeling loved.
"Someone had arranged everything for me - provided a lovely playground for me to grow in.
"I recognized this awareness as humility. I don't know that I had ever experienced it before. I had experienced mental humility before - recognition that I was limited (but not humiliated) in my intellectual capacity. Physical humility was not unknown to me. But this was spiritual humility.
"I was a spiritual child and my Parent was caring for me. It was delicious!! There was a complete absence of pride.
"The best way to describe it is that I felt like a child - a grown up child - totally dependent upon and totally loved by my creator whose presence was almost invisible so as not to contaminate my feeling of gratitude with obligation.
"One important element of this experience was that it was real. There was no doubt that it was a gift that was given (by the Giver). It was not a poetic sensation dreamed up by my artistic imagination."How beautiful! Like Saint Therese, Armond experienced the wonder of God's love, in a moment of light during his normal daily duty of driving to Mass. That shot of light opened up Armond's heart to the reality of God as loving Father and Creator and humility was the natural response to that reality! This is what we can expect when we believe, pray and love! God will be very near! Blessings this weekend and don't forget the event tonight on Mary TV! Danielle Rose and her family will share their talents in an evening of music and joy, live, at www.marytv.tv - Friday, November 12, 8:00 pm EST! In Jesus and Mary!
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