Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mary TV Daily Reflection 8/27/2013

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The grace of conversion in Medjugorje
(c)Mary TV 2013

August 27, 2013
St. Monica

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! Also today, the Most High is giving me the grace to be with you and to lead you towards conversion. Every day I am sowing and am calling you to conversion, that you may be prayer, peace, love - the grain that by dying will give birth a hundredfold. I do not desire for you, dear children, to have to repent for everything that you could have done but did not want to. Therefore, little children, again, with enthusiasm say: 'I want to be a sign to others.' Thank you for having responded to my call." (August 25, 2013)

This message is dense with meaning. It is complicated, and rich. And it is very timely. Our Lady first reminds us once again that she is with us only because the Most High has given her the grace to come to us. This time when she is appearing to the visionaries of Medjugorje is a special time of grace, a time set aside by God to be a blessing to the people of the earth.

It is a very unusual, very remarkable time. Someone from heaven has been given the "all clear" to descend to earth and to make her presence known to us through chosen visionaries. That someone, that heavenly person who enjoys eternal bliss with God, is the Blessed Virgin Mary. She is a real, historic figure. Yet she lives. And she comes to us now to tell us God exists, there is eternal life, and that God is calling us. She has been chosen by the Father to come and to stir up the faith of the today's blind and suffering humanity. This is indeed a very special time of grace.

I don't think we have yet understood the enormity of this reality. Always before Our Lady would be allowed to appear for short amounts of time, in a very limited way. Think of Fatima (6 months with one apparition each month in 1917) or Lourdes (18 apparitions in the spring and summer of 1858) or Guadalupe (5 apparitions from December 9 to 12 in 1531). These three apparitions have had a huge effect in the world. But Our Lady is with us now in Medjugorje as never before. She has appeared to the visionaries every day for over 32 years! This is beyond all expectation. And even more wonderful, her presence is felt by the pilgrims in Medjugorje in a special way as well. And still beyond that, she is communicating her presence to all who seek her, through her messages, even if they cannot go to Medjugorje. She is here with us to help us find faith and grow in love with God. She is with us to deliver us from the darkness of our age. She is with us to bring us, through conversion, into the arms of our Savior.

It seems that with this message, there is a grace being given to us. It is the grace to understand the enormity of God's plan through Mary in Medjugorje. There is a grace to grasp with our whole hearts the power and promise of this moment we are living in. Our Lady is with us. "Also today, the Most High is giving me the grace to be with you and to lead you towards conversion." Also today! After 32 years, also today Mary is with us in Medjugorje. This gift of God is not to be overlooked, yawned at, disregarded. When God gives such a gift, we must accept it and treasure it. This gift is important, maybe even apocalyptic.

May we ponder this gift, meditate upon it, and respond to it with open hearts. God is doing something great in our time. Let us be glad and rejoice!

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


 "Medjugorje is the spiritual center of the world!"   
Blessed John Paul II  -
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