Anna goes the wrong way!
Picture by sister, Catie, 2012
March 4, 2013
Dear Family of Mary!
"Dear children! Anew, in a motherly way, I am calling you not to be of a hard heart. Do not shut your eyes to the warnings which the Heavenly Father sends to you out of love. Do you love Him above all else? Do you repent for having often forgotten that the Heavenly Father, out of His great love, sent his Son to redeem us by the Cross? Do you repent for not yet having accepted the message? My children, do not resist the love of my Son. Do not resist hope and peace. Along with your prayer and fasting, by His cross, my Son will cast away the darkness that wants to surround you and come to rule over you. He will give you the strength for a new life. Living it according to my Son, you will be a blessing and a hope to all those sinners who wander in the darkness of sin. My children, keep vigil. I, as a mother, am keeping vigil with you. I am especially praying and watching over those whom my Son called to be light-bearers and carriers of hope for you - for your shepherds. Thank you." (03/02/13)
Our Lady gave us a motherly message on March 2 through Mirjana. She spoke words of correction to us. They are strong, but tempered by her maternal love. Mothers have a way of being able to warn their children, without communicating judgment or fear. Mothers identify with their children. They will not abandon their children. And so when they warn them, it is out of a deep love and commitment to them that they speak. Mothers do not want their children to suffer. They do not want their children to fall. They would rather fall and suffer themselves than to see their children do so. That is the motherly way.
And so our Lady, in her motherly commitment to us, corrects us. She warns us about hard heartedness. She may see that we are more intent on some earthly desire than on listening to the Heavenly Father, and so we are just not opening our eyes to His warning. We are pretending we don't see, that we don't hear, we don't get it! And that can be terrible!
I remember long ago, we lived on a city street on which cars would speed, because there was no stop sign for several blocks. We had small children. One day, our 3 year old daughter was outside playing. We had warned her several times that she should NEVER go in the street. "The cars go too fast and they won't see you, because you are little." Of course she was never outside alone. But one day, when she thought we were not looking, she waddled out into the street and started to dance about. She thought she was getting away with something. Well, Denis came up from behind and swept her off her feet, carried her into the house, and administered a little "warning". It was not harsh, just enough for her to remember. She needed to really "see" what we meant, for her own good. And she got it. After that, no street dancing!
This is how I take Mother Mary's message for us. "Do not shut your eyes to the warnings which the Heavenly Father sends to you out of love." Our daughter could have been hardhearted and not heeded the warning she was given by her loving earthly father. But she would have been foolish to do so. Likewise, we need to heed the warnings our Heavenly Father gives us, through daily events, memories, comments from loved ones, Church Teaching, the Bible, Our Lady's messages, and oh so many more ways, so that we will be safe from all danger, both physical and spiritual! Warnings are for our good, not for our punishment. Warnings help us discern the way. They are not sent out of anger but out of love!!!
So, today, when we are given a warning by the Lord, let's open our eyes to it, recognize it for what it is and obey it. Let's see and prosper under God's loving guidance. Mother Mary is with us to help us!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
©Mary TV 2013
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