April 15, 2013
Dear Family of Mary!
"...Show humility and love for your neighbor to everyone. Through such humility and love, my Son saved you and opened the way for you to the Heavenly Father. I implore you to keep opening the way to the Heavenly Father for all those who have not come to know Him and have not opened their hearts to His love. By your life, open the way to all those who still wander in search of the truth..." (April 2, 2013 Mirjana)Humility and love are like two powerful bulldozers that plow through every obstacle, opening up highways to the Heavenly Father! These virtues demolish pride, mistrust, fear and bitterness. They neutralize animosity and contention. Humility and love of neighbor pave the way for reconciliation and unity. They are road builders! They open the way for souls to approach the Heavenly Father with renewed hope that He will embrace them with His blessing and peace. This is what Jesus did on the Cross when He endured everything for sinners, forgiving us for all, and thirsting for us to return to the Father.
When we witness humility and love of neighbor it moves us. Think of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. She was so small, so poor, and so ready to love everyone she encountered. She gave everything for the poorest of the poor, and in doing so, we felt loved as well. Just watching her pour herself out for the outcasts of the world, pumped us full of love.
It seems that the same gift is being given to us by our new Pope, Pope Francis. From the moment he was elected, we have witnessed little things about him, little acts of kindness, small choices for simplicity and poverty, that have signaled to us these two powerful bulldozers.
Take, for instance, his choice to drive around Rome in an ordinary car! Not a big deal. But it is a small gesture of solidarity with us. He doesn't need a limo! Or how about his choice to live in Martha's House, the guest residence at the Vatican, instead of taking up his rightful place in the Papal Apartments! He doesn't need a palace, just a couple of rooms and a little desk. He eats with the other Bishops and guests in the dining hall. He feeds sandwiches to his Swiss Guard! He washes the feet of teenage inmates and blesses suffering people where ever he goes! These beautiful signs of humility and love are bulldozing the obstacles for many who have stood on the outskirts of the Church for years.
Robert Moynihan, who writes about the Pope and the Vatican, shared a simple story about Pope Francis and two people who were on the outskirts of the Church in his Letter # 63, soon to be posted on his website: http://
I will share an excerpt, here, because it shows exactly what Our Lady is asking of us in her message:
She calls to us all: "By your life, open the way to all those who still wander in search of the truth..." May we become powerful bulldozers who can open the paths to the Father through our humility and love for all who are wandering!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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