MARY, OUR MOTHER

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Mary TV Daily Reflection 11/14/2012

      Marija's apparition

  (c)Mary TV 2011 

Marija greets Our Lady in Sacramento last year 

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J.M.J.

November 14, 2012

 

Dear Family of Mary!

 

"Dear children! Today I call you to pray for my intentions. Renew fasting and prayer because Satan is cunning and attracts many hearts to sin and perdition. I call you, little children, to holiness and to live in grace. Adore my Son so that He may fill you with His peace and love for which you yearn. Thank you for having responded to my call." (October 25, 2012)

 

This message was given through Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti on October 25, 2012. It describes in stark terms the difference between the work of Satan in our day and the work of God. Satan comes to attract us to death, God comes through Mother Mary to give us grace, holiness, peace and love. We must choose between the two!

 

Tomorrow (November 15, 2012) Marija will visit Notre Dame! She is coming to pray with us, to share her experience of Our Lady, and to encounter Our Lady in our midst. It will be a beautiful visitation! (6:00 pm EST. LIVE! At www.marytv.tv  )In preparation I want to share part of the question and answer session that Marija had in March of 2011, at the Sacramento Marian Conference. Marija is eminently practical, and straight to the point. She is a mother. She doesn't waste words!! Here are two question/answers from her talk in March of 2011:

 

 

Question: How do you grow closer to Jesus and Mary? 

 

Marija:
From the beginning Our Lady allowed us to fall in love with her. And we began to want to be with her, and she helped us little by little to fall in love with her. We began to fall in love with Our Lady and we began to live what she was saying and to follow her. Our Lady kept saying, "I still desire a little more from you". Jakov, who was a little boy, said to her, "Our Lady, aren't you asking a little too much?" And Our Lady smiled and said, "When a dear, dear friend of yours arrives, you are not content to just give them something to drink, you want to eat with them, and have them stay with you, and you prepare a bed for them to have them stay, and even if you don't have an extra bed, you give them your own bed so that they will stay. And this is the way that Jesus would like to be your friend, your best friend, so that you will treat him this way. So give more time to Jesus, so you can grow in your knowledge and love and friendship with Jesus. This is the way Our Lady helped us to put God into the first place in our lives, to put God first in our daily living.

 

Question: Many of the [other] messages speak about the end of the world, catastrophes, calamities, chastisements. But through Our Lady's messages we see so much optimism and she speaks about a time of peace or a spring time of the Spirit. What should we be anticipating?

Marija: We have seen that our real hope is Our Lady. And Our Lady is giving a time of opportunity. She was the one that stuck around and stayed with the Apostles and took care of the Apostles who had run away when Jesus died. She took care of them and she united them. She got them together and helped them to pray. And they prayed with her. And because they prayed with her the Holy Spirit came upon them. And through this coming of the Holy Spirit they changed and they had strength, they were courageous, and they became Apostles and they went out and they began to spread the good news about Jesus in all the world whereas before they ran away and they were hiding.

 

That's what she wants with us. She gives us hope. Today many people are ashamed to say "I am a Christian, I am a Catholic". In many places in Italy, they make fun of you, they make sarcastic remarks, they put you down because you are Christian. Sometimes today to be a faithful Catholic and Christian, it is martyrdom. But Our Lady is calling us really for this. She is not really calling us to martyrdom like those in China who are still dying or like those who are being tortured and put to death in Egypt. But she is talking about a joyful martyrdom of dying to ourselves. This kind of martyrdom is a martyrdom of ordinary things. You know I am a mother, I take my kids to school. When I get in front of the school with the other mothers, I have to put on a smile. And it costs. I do it because it is a step forward in love on the path of holiness.

 

Many times I go into church and see so many people with long faces, and so I put on a smile and I say hello because even if it is Lent, there is no reason to be sad. We are the ones who have to give joy, we are the ones who have to smile, even when it is hard. We don't know, this could be our last day to live. With the winds here, a brick could fall off the roof, and I would be gone. But in front of God, what example did I give? Our Lady isn't calling all of us to go to Africa or China to evangelize, but she is calling us to evangelize every day in what we are doing, in our tiny little things of every day, we have to be joy, peace, love. Our Lady says, "Be my extended hands." The extended hands of Our Lady are only hope, hope in a better world.

 

Our Lady sees further than we are capable of seeing. She says it is possible. She says that through us we can do it. I believe that the presence of Our Lady for 30 years among us is a great, great sign, a great sign of God's mercy towards us that He is giving us through His mother's presence. There is a joke in Italian that says: A lot of people wanted to go to heaven. Saint Peter checked them out and said "You don't have all your papers in order. You don't have Father Victor's stamp saying you did the nine First Fridays." So St. Peter said, "How did you get in?" And they said, "When you turned us away, Our Lady opened a little window and let us in." This is the kind of hope Our Lady is giving us. A real hope. And even when there is no hope for us, she's going to give us that hope. (Marija Pavlovic-Lunetti. March 26, 2011, at the Northern California Marian Conference in Sacramento)

 

Now, a year and a half later, Marija's words mean even more. She said, "I believe that the presence of Our Lady for 30 years among us is a great, great sign, a great sign of God's mercy towards us that He is giving us through His mother's presence." Coming from Marija, this statement is powerful. Our Lady's presence is a great, great sign, a great sign of God's mercy!!! We should not underestimate this mercy. The days are dark. The political climate is treacherous. The ecology and economy are teetering on disaster. But the Mercy of God is greater still. And Our Lady is with us to herald its approach. She is the hand of love and forgiveness extended by the Trinity in these days. Unexpected and incredible as it may seem, God loves us without end! And His mercy is being poured out at this time. As Marija said, "And even when there is no hope for us, she's going to give us that hope." These words from a visionary should go deep and strengthen us.  

 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

©Mary TV 2012

 

 

Tomorrow, Thursday, November 15,  

we will stream Marija's rosary, apparition and talk,  

live, at www.marytv.tv  .  

6:00 pm EST!!  

Translation in Spanish and Russian! Please join us!