December 23, 2012
Dear Family of Mary!
O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the desire of all nations and their Savior: come and save us, O Lord our God! (Traditional "O" Antiphon)
The Gospel for today is the recounting of the Visitation, that glorious moment when Mary and Jesus came to Elizabeth and John, and the Holy Spirit fell upon them in power and joy:
When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? (Luke 1: 41-43)
Those of us who have gone to Medjugorje, or have become united to Medjugorje in prayer, often want to cry out with joy, "And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?" We are filled with amazement and joy at the presence of Mary. She brings Jesus to us. She brings peace to us. She brings hope to us. She leads us to God. She once told us:
"Dear children! I come to you as a Mother with gifts. I come with love and mercy. Dear children, mine is a big heart. In it, I desire all of your hearts, purified by fasting and prayer. I desire that, through love, our hearts may triumph together. I desire that through that triumph you may see the real Truth, the real Way and the real Life. I desire that you may see my Son. Thank you." (March 18, 2007)
She desires that we receive the same anointing that Elizabeth and John received. She wants to bring to us the Truth, the Way and the Life! Jesus Christ, her Son! This is everything for us, everything!
May we, like Elizabeth and John, be ready for Our Lady's coming in our lives. May we be filled with the Holy Spirit at her greeting to us, through her messages. We are called, like John, to become apostles of the Lord, apostles of the good news that Jesus is with us. O Emmanuel, come!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
©Mary TV 2012