Come and shine on those who dwell in darkness...
December 24, 2012
Dear Family of Mary!
O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: come and shine on those who dwell in darkness and in the shadow of death. (Antiphon for the Alleluia- Mass in the Morning)
"Dear children! Today I am calling on you to decide whether or not you wish to live the messages which I am giving you. I wish you to be active in living and spreading the messages. Especially, dear children, I wish that you all be the reflection of Jesus, which will enlighten this unfaithful world walking in darkness. I wish all of you to be the light for everyone and that you give witness in the light. Dear children, you are not called to the darkness, but you are called to the light. Therefore, live the light with your own life. Thank you for having responded to my call." ( June 5, 1986)
We have almost arrived. We are nearing Bethlehem, closing in on the spot where the Star has come to rest, approaching the little stable where Mary and Joseph will take cover for the night. We have waited and prayed, anticipated and desired this night. Our hearts are beating with excitement. The Desired of nations will be born tonight. The King of Kings will arrive in our midst. The Dayspring will burst forth in the darkest of nights, dispersing the gloom of our earthly lives. The Key of David will open the heavens, and Hosannas will ring out over the fields. The Root of Jesse will produce a shoot, the Deliverer of peoples. The Light will break forth for all to see, the Salvation of our souls. We have awaited this day and our hearts are glad.
Our Lady tells us that she wants us to "all be the reflection of Jesus, which will enlighten this unfaithful world walking in darkness." Of course we want very much to do as Our Lady asks us. But how?
Maybe tonight we will find out. As we enter the stable tonight, and peer down at the manger, we will look upon Him who has come to save us. And the Light from His tiny person will shine upon our faces and reflect outward, showing itself to all those we meet. Maybe as we contemplate the Newborn Jesus in His dark stable tonight, His glory will be reflected on our amazed faces, and we will bring His Light to our families, friends, neighbors and homelands. Perhaps, tonight, Jesus will shine out from our wondering countenances, and all will be glad!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
©Mary TV 2012
PS. The next reflection will be Tuesday, when I send out the Christmas Message through Marija. Till then, BLESSED CHRISTMAS!!!!