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Friday, January 28, 2011

Mary TV Daily Reflection 1/28/2011

Thomas Aquinas depicted in stained glass

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January 28, 2011St. Thomas Aquinas

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! Also today I am with you and I am looking at you and blessing you, and I am not losing hope that this world will change for the good and that peace will reign in the hearts of men. Joy will begin to reign in the world because you have opened yourselves to my call and to God's love. The Holy Spirit is changing a multitude of those who have said 'yes'. Therefore I desire to say to you: thank you for having responded to my call."  (January 25, 2011)

 


Our son, Joe, went with two busloads of fellow students from his high school to Washington, D.C., for the annual Right to Life March.  It was his first time.  After attending masses and rallies, and marching at the Capitol with thousands upon thousands of Americans from all over the country in support of legislation that protects all life, he boarded the bus and road all night back to Indiana.  He got in at 7:30 am, Tuesday, January 25.  
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He was impressed by the march and the fervor of the demonstrators.  But he looked very serious, and then said that any country that has sunk to such a low moral level for so long, killing so many babies, could never recover.  He said he thought that the U.S. would be ruined within 100 years.  

From a historical perspective, Joe may be right.  The odds are that we have hit the bottom as a country morally.  Is there any hope?

"Also today I am with you and I am looking at you and blessing you, and I am not losing hope that this world will change for the good and that peace will reign in the hearts of men."

That very afternoon, we received Our Lady's message.  She must have been listening to our conversation with Joe!  Her words shattered our despondency and turned our hearts around. Of course there is hope.  Our Lady is with us, blessing us, looking at us, teaching us, leading us, counseling us, and encouraging us!  She is not losing hope, and so neither can we!  No matter what we are facing in these days, we face them with Our Lady.  She, like Galadriel (in the Lord of the Rings) brings us heavenly light- the light of hope.  The darkness will not prevail.  

As it says in Psalm 27: 1

"The Lord is my light and my salvation; 
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life: 
of whom shall I be afraid?"

And again in Psalm 27:13-14:

"I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living!
Wait for the Lord; 
be strong and let your heart take courage; 
yea, wait for the Lord!"

Amen! Let's wait for the Lord!

In Jesus and Mary!
Cathy Nolan

 

 

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