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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mary TV Daily Reflection 5/16/2013


Ivan sees Our Lady on Jan 31, 2012      
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Ivan encounters Our Lady in Kalamazoo
Come, Holy Spirit!


J.M.J.
May 16, 2013

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! Today I pray for you and with you that the Holy Spirit may help you and increase your faith, so that you may accept even more the messages that I am giving you here in this holy place. Little children, comprehend that this is a time of grace for each of you; and with me, little children, you are secure. I desire to lead you all on the way of holiness. Live my messages and put into life every word that I am giving you. May they be precious to you because they come from heaven. Thank you for having responded to my call." (June 25, 2002)

Our Lady gives us the key to being able to live her messages in this message. She tells us that we need the help of the Holy Spirit to truly accept and live the messages she is giving us in Medjugorje. We need the Holy Spirit in order to put into practice everything she is teaching us in her school. We cannot do it on our own power, our own understanding. We cannot muscle our way into living the messages. Only the Holy Spirit can provide the strength and the insight needed to live these messages.

Ivan Dragicevic always speaks about the main messages of Our Lady, trying to help us understand them. He is tireless in explaining them. Here is an excerpt from his talk in Kalamazoo, Michigan on January 31, 2012, in which he speaks about the messages and how to put them into practice. As we read his words, let's ask the Holy Spirit to move in us, showing us how to live the messages more purely and completely!

Ivan in Kalamazoo, Michigan, January 31, 2012.

What are those things to which our mother is calling us? What are those most important messages by which Our Lady is leading us? You know that throughout these 30 years Our Lady has given us very many messages. But if we were to focus just on the most important messages, I would like to emphasize these messages by which Our Lady is guiding us:

Peace
Conversion
Prayer of the Heart
Penance and Fasting
Strong Faith
Love
Eucharist
Forgiveness
Confession
The Message of HOPE

These are the most important messages through which Our Lady is guiding us....

Throughout these 30 years Our Lady has taken each one of these messages and she has simplified them and brought them closer to us so we can better understand them and live them in our lives...

A friend of mine, he is always a little skeptical. Whenever Our Lady gives a message he will come see me the next day and he will say to me, "I know the message Our Lady gave yesterday. She said again, "Pray, pray, pray." And I said again, "My friend I know that message." I asked my friend, "Did you begin to pray?' And he wasn't certain within himself. And I said again, "I am certain that if you had begun to pray, then Our Lady would not have given the message, "Pray, pray, pray", but would have given another message yesterday. You see, whenever Our Lady repeats a message, it is a new invitation for each of us, telling us that something is not good. Our Mother is awakening us again. Throughout these years, truly Our Lady has not been criticizing us but she is teaching us. She doesn't tell us about the end of the world, or the second coming of Jesus. No, she comes as a mother of hope, because she wishes to bring hope to the families, and church and the world because this world today has been left without hope.

Our Lady comes to us to speak about confession. She calls us to adoration before the Cross and the Blessed Sacrament. She is especially requesting and asking priests to organize Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in their parishes. Our Lady is calling us to pray the Rosary. She is calling us to read Holy Scripture. In one message she said, "My dear children, may the Holy Bible be in each of your family homes in a visible place." Read Holy Scripture. So that through the reading of Holy Scripture Jesus may be born anew in your hearts and in your families. May that be the food on your path of life. Forgive one another. Love others. But I would like to particularly emphasize the gift of forgiveness. Forgive. Forgive yourself, forgive others. And open your vessel to the Holy Spirit because without forgiveness there is no physical or spiritual healing." We must know how to forgive. That is why Our Lady is calling us so much to forgiveness.

But we must pray for that [the gift of forgiveness]. We have to pray with the heart. Not just with our lips. Not just mechanically. Or to pray and then look at your watch to see how quickly you can finish. Our Lady desires that we make a decision for prayer, that we set time aside for prayer. To pray with the heart primarily means to pray with love and out of love, to pray with our entire being so that our prayer can be an encounter with God. Then when we pray with the heart we can leave that prayer with peace and joy. Our Lady says, "My dear children, may prayer be a joy for you. My dear children, if you wish to attend the school of prayer, then you have to know that in the school of prayer there are not weekends and no breaks." Every day we must attend the school of prayer. And our Lady says, "My dear children, if you wish to pray better, then you always have to pray more, because to pray more is always an individual decision, but to pray better is always a grace, a grace given to those who pray more."

Often times we say today, that we don't have time for prayer, that we are busy, that we work a lot and that we cannot always find time for the family and for the children. We come home from work, and we have to cook and clean, go shopping, go watch TV! We don't have time for prayer.   But Our Lady says, simply, "My dear children, no, don't always say that you don't have time. Because, my dear children, time is not the problem. The problem is love. Because, my dear children, when someone loves something and cares for it, they will always find time for it. But when somebody doesn't love something and doesn't care for it, they will not find time for it."   That is why Our Lady is calling us so much to prayer. And that is why throughout these years, Our Lady has been awakening us out of the spiritual coma and spiritual death we are in. (Ivan Dragicevic, January 31, 2012, Kalamazoo, Michigan)

Oh Holy Spirit, we want to respond to Our Lady's call to Peace, Conversion, Prayer of the Heart, Penance and Fasting, Strong Faith, Love, Eucharist, Forgiveness, Confession, the Message of HOPE.   We long to live according to her call to holiness. But we are not able to respond as we would like. Only with Your divine help can we choose to convert and live the messages she is giving us. Please, Oh Holy Spirit, inspire us with Your grace, fill us with Your love, and change us by Your power, so that we can live and proclaim Our Lady's messages. We long to help her save souls all over the world. Please, Holy Spirit, Come!

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


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