MARY, OUR MOTHER

Friday, January 13, 2012

Mary TV Daily Reflection 1/13/2012

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 (c)Mary TV 2012 - Angela's picture

January 13, 2012

St. Hilary, Bishop and Doctor

 

Dear Family of Mary!

 

On October 8, 1984, Our Lady gave a short message to Jakov, who had to stay home from the church because he was sick. Jakov was only 13 at the time. Our Lady said:

 

"Dear children! Let all the prayers you say in your homes in the evening be for the conversion of sinners because the world is a great sin. Every evening pray the rosary."

 

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As I read this message, it occurred to me that it sounded very much like Our Lady's messages to the children of Fatima. Little Blessed Jacinta used to fast and pray for sinners all day long. And Blessed Francisco did the same.   He once said: "I'm thinking of God who is so sad because of so many sins! It hurts me so much that He's sad. I offer Him all the sacrifices I can. If only I could console Him."

 

Children see things very simply. The little children of Fatima received a very important message from Our Lady, and responded to it with complete simplicity and honesty. Jakov was also very young when Our Lady first appeared, and he had a very simple and honest relationship with Our Lady.

 

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It is beautiful to think of Jakov, as a 13 year old, sick in bed and offering his rosary from home for sinners because there are so many! It is beautiful to think of Our Lady sharing her heart with him and asking him to pray for sinners at home in the evening. Like Francisco, Jakov prayed for sinners to console Our Lord and Our Lady and save souls.

 

The picture above is another one of my granddaughter Angela's works of art. I didn't ask her to do it, or suggest anything to her. Her pictures come from her little heart. She wrote, "When you do sumpthing good you get closer to God." I think that Francisco got closer to God when he prayed for sinners. His little heart wanted to console God! Imagine! I think Jakov got closer to God as well, by praying his evening rosary for sinners. Jakov and Francisco received so much as they sacrificed and prayed. And we do too!

 

When we respond to Our Lady's call, when we pray, or fast, or read scripture, or sacrifice, or go the Holy Mass or Adoration, we not only do a good thing, but we get closer to God! It is a win-win!

 

Thank you, Lord, for Blessed Francisco, Blessed Jacinta, Jakov and Angela! Let the little children lead us!

 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2012

 

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