Monday, January 21, 2013

Mary TV Daily Reflection 1/22/2013

Suzanna Nolan - age 1 
The joy of life!! Sho Sho!
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January 22, 2013

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children (USA)


Dear Family of Mary!


"Dear children! I invite you now to be open to God. See, children, how nature is opening herself and is giving life and fruits. In the same way I invite you to live with God and to surrender completely to him. Children, I am with you and I want to introduce you continuously to the joy of life. I desire that everyone may discover the joy and love which can be found only in God and which only God can give. God doesn't want anything from you only your surrender. Therefore, children, decide seriously for God because everything else passes away. Only God doesn't pass away. Pray to be able to discover the greatness and joy of life which God gives you. Thank you for having responded to my call." (May 25, 1989)


God is all about life. He is the Creator. The Genesis account of creation jubilantly describes God's desire to create life abundantly, profusely, extravagantly!!! As God declares "Let there be...." it appears that He is wildly joyful at the prospect of life!! God is not stingy. He likes to create lots and lots of living beings, in all shapes and sizes, colors and forms. As we have experienced on such science videos as the BBC's  "Planet Earth", the vastness and variation of creation is mind-boggling. God loves life!!


And so, on this sad day, when 40 years ago in America, our Supreme Court bowed to the desires of some, and allowed abortion to be legal, we turn to our God of life in sorrow and repentance, and surrender ourselves again to Him, in hopes that He can rescue us from our own sinfulness and the sins of others. We beg Him to once again give us all the joy of life!! We ask Him to deliver us from our folly, and help us to discover the greatness and joy of life which only He can give.


I knew a man named Gene, a good Catholic father. He loved life, and with his beautiful wife, chose to accept life in the joy of God. They gave life to 16 children. They lived on a small farm, where he grew all kinds of food and milked his own cows. He loved life! His children called him "Green Daddy"! It was an apt title. Gene taught me a lot about God, the Creator and the joy of life. I think we could call our Heavenly Father, "Green Daddy" as well. God creates all life, and He wants it to multiply and grow. May we surrender to Him and say "yes" to life!


Only God can solve this terrible spiral of death we have chosen. Our "Green Daddy" can save us. May we "discover the greatness and joy of life which God gives [us]!"


In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!

Cathy Nolan

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