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January 24, 2012
St. Francis de Sales
Dear Family of Mary!
"Pray that you might be able to comprehend what God wants to tell you through my presence and through the messages that I am giving you." (November 25, 1991)
On Wednesday, January 25, we will receive a message from Our Lady, Queen of Peace. She has been giving messages on the 25th of the month for 25 years now as of this Wednesday! (She began giving us monthly message on January 25, 1987.) Twenty five years of consistent direction, teaching, encouragement and love.
I know that I have been very slowly changing because of these messages. At first, years ago, I listened to them, but they just didn't sink in. I had so many of my own ideas, plans, desires...I just didn't "get" what Our Lady was saying. She speaks so simply. I was looking for lots of words and deep theology. She was giving small doses of very good practical advice. Little did I know, those little doses of wisdom and direction began to work a change in me. One month at a time, I was being brought down on the ground, where my feet were being planted in reality. One message at a time, I was being given a new focus for my life, one based on prayer, love, hope, trust, and desire for God, but this focus was on reality, not on an unreal world of ideas.
Yes, I am 25 years older now, and so you might say that "life" has tempered me. I am much less idealistic. I don't think in terms of utopias and ideal societies, of perfect communities and such. I am more aware of my finite-ness, my weaknesses and vulnerability. But I am also very much aware of the opportunity God is giving me in this little, humble, finite reality to live for Him. And that is because of Our Lady's messages. She understands "little". She understands "finite". She understands me. Her messages speak to the real me, in my real circumstances and they help me to choose God, choose life, choose love, and choose hope. Those messages are meant for little guys like me!
Maybe it is the same for some of you. May
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be we are all growing smaller in scope because of Our Lady's message, but at the same time growing greater in reality. Maybe we are being planted firmly in the land of eternity because of Our Lady's guidance. I pray it is so!
"Today I pray for you and with you, that the Holy Spirit may help you and increase your faith, so that you may accept even more the messages that I am giving you here in this holy place. Little children, know that this is a time of grace for each of you; and with me, little children, you are secure. I desire to lead you all on the way of holiness. Live my message, and put into life every word that I am giving you. May they be precious to you because they come from Heaven." (June 25, 2002)
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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