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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mary TV Daily Reflection 5/15/2013


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Come, Holy Spirit!


J.M.J.
May 15, 2013

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! At this time of grace, I call you to prayer. Little children, you work much but without God's blessing. Bless and seek the wisdom of the Holy Spirit to lead you at this time so that you may comprehend and live in the grace of this time. Convert, little children, and kneel in the silence of your hearts. Put God in the center of your being so that, in that way, you can witness in joy the beauty that God continually gives in your life. Thank you for having responded to my call."   (May 25, 2001)

This message brings to mind a passage from the book of Haggai:

"Now therefore thus says the LORD of hosts: Consider how you have fared. You have sown much, and harvested little; you eat, but you never have enough; you drink, but you never have your fill; you clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; and he who earns wages earns wages to put them into a bag with holes. "Thus says the LORD of hosts: Consider how you have fared. Go up to the hills and bring wood and build the house, that I may take pleasure in it and that I may appear in my glory, says the LORD." (Haggai 1:5-8)

The Lord is telling the people through the prophet that they are working without God's blessing. They work much and reap little. Why? Because they do not put God first. They do not put God's house first. They just work for themselves, without God.

Our Lady is pointing out the same thing in the message. "Little children, you work much but without God's blessing." It seems that most of the world works in this way. But Our Lady wants us to have a different kind of life, a life of grace and joy. She wants us to experience God's blessings. And so she tells us: "Bless and seek the wisdom of the Holy Spirit to lead you at this time so that you may comprehend and live in the grace of this time." Bless and seek the Holy Spirit! It is through the Holy Spirit that we can be led into the plan of God for our lives, and experience His blessing.

God's blessing comes as we turn to Him in simplicity and trust. Our Lady tells us: "Convert, little children, and kneel in the silence of your hearts. Put God in the center of your being so that, in that way, you can witness in joy the beauty that God continually gives in your life." This is so concrete, so simple, and so profound. Put God in the center of our being. Wow!

St. Faustina wrote a prayer to the Holy Spirit that asks for exactly this grace of having God in the center of our being. I share it today, for us to pray with all our hearts, so that we can enter into the blessing of God!

O Divine Spirit, Spirit of truth and of light,
Dwell ever in my soul by Your divine grace.
May Your breath dissipate the darkness,
And in this light may good deeds be multiplied.

O Divine Spirit, Spirit of love and of mercy,
Who pour the balm of trust into my heart,
Your grace confirms my soul in good,
Giving it the invincible power of constancy.

O Divine Spirit, Spirit of peace and of joy,
You invigorate my thirsting heart
And pour into it the living fountain of God's love,
Making it intrepid for battle.

O Divine Spirit, my soul's most welcome guest,
For my part, I want to remain faithful to You;
Both in days of joy and in the agony of suffering,
I want always, O Spirit of God, to live in Your presence.

O Divine Spirit, who pervade my whole being
And give me to know Your Divine Threefold Life,
Initiating me into Your Divine Essence,
Thus united to You, I will live a life without end.
(1411 - Diary)

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
©Mary TV 2013

PPS.  Here is a link to the traditional Novena to the Holy Spirit:


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