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Monday, September 30, 2013

Mary TV Daily Reflection 10/1/2013


A little child

Loving Jesus!!
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J.M.J.
October 1, 2013
St. Therese of the Child Jesus

Dear Family of Mary!

Today is a special feast. St. Therese of the Child Jesus! She has taught the whole church exactly what it means to trust in Jesus for everything. We can enter into spiritual childhood through her example. Our Lady is calling us to the same childlike relationship with the Lord. She once said to us:

"Dear children! Today I invite you to decide every day for God. Little children, you speak much about God, but you witness little with your life. Therefore, little children, decide for conversion, that your life may be true before God, so that in the truth of your life you witness the beauty God gave you. Little children, I invite you again to decide for prayer because through prayer, you will be able to live the conversion. Each one of you shall become in the simplicity, similar to a child which is open to the love of the Father. Thank you for having responded to my call." July 25, 1996

A little child   
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I want to conclude the transcript of Marija's talk on Saturday. Truly Marija represents to us a similar childlike openness and dependency upon God. Her words are simple and direct:

There were people who started saying yes to Our Lady, and to her call. They started saying yes to God, yes to fasting, yes to prayer. .And then Our Lady understood that she could count on us. That she needed us. That she desired to present us to her Son as the most beautiful flower bouquet. She invited us and asked us if we were ready to pray more. And when Fr. Jozo would tell the message on the microphone, we all said, "Yes, yes." And I remember one day when Our Lady asked us to pray and fast on bread and water for nine days, and we did it, not through our strength but with the love that we felt for Our Lady. And then after that time we would go up the hill and cross mountain, sometimes both in the same day, and we would pray, and we could feel that our stomach was empty but at the same time we were saying yes, that with prayer and fasting even wars could be stopped.

And we witnessed many conversions. Many sinners started to choose the right way. We started realizing that God is in our midst. That He works that he heals, and that He converts. He is not only up in the clouds but He is with us. And we felt His presence in our hearts and in our families as well. And then Our Lady started guiding this parish through weekly messages. Every Thursday Our Lady would give a message for this parish. She started guiding this parish so that it could become a good example for other parishes. Then step by step so many pilgrims started coming closer to Our Lady, and so Our Lady started giving messages for the whole world every 25th of the month. And she said that the messages were for all of us so that we could grow more in faith.

These are not new messages. Our Lady is just saying that she desires to wake us up because we fell asleep, we do not pray, we do not believe. There was a lack of faith that was ruling our heart. God became far from us. We did not look for Him, we did not pray to Him we did not believe in His power. Then step by step with the help of Our Lady, Queen of Peace, we started living a new journey. Maybe you will ask what kind of journey this is. It is an every day journey, a journey of life. To wake up early until the moment we fall asleep, when we are tired, we are still able to pray. We stared praying and working, fasting and working, singing on our knees, singing and praying. In all possible ways prayer was part of our day. And as one of our bishops said, a bishop who is a friend of mine, he said we started praying as we washed dishes, ironing, cleaning, the way our mothers and grandmothers did. The prayer in our family was awakened, and prayer in our hearts was awakened. We did not leave any space to the devil to enter our hearts or families. And that is what we are invited to do. We are invited to be the prayer for all those who do not pray. For all those who do not adore Jesus.

We can say that we here from Medjugorje exported the way of adoration - so many other places in the world are adoring Our Lord in the Medjugorje way, through singing, prayer and meditation to be before Jesus. There were times when we did not even know what to do, we would kneel before Jesus and say, "Jesus I am looking at you and you are looking at me. That is enough. You know what is in my heart. You know my desires and pain. You know about it because You created me in Your image. When I become your servant, your instrument, You can use me and You can guide me and then will I be able to find joy, eternal joy that lasts forever."

And that is why Our Lady says start living paradise here on the earth; where - in our heart. With who - with God in our heart and the help of the Queen of Peace. She is our Queen. She is the Queen of our hearts, the Queen of our future. She is hope for all those who are hopeless. So many, nowadays, do not see any future. She is here and she is present and she says, "Do not be afraid because I am with you and I love you. Do not forget that. The one who prays, who believes, who has God does not have any more fear, because God is our Shepherd. And we should not lack anything."

That is why He sent His Mother to us, because He does not abandon us. She is the one who helps us as our teacher and mother and she says, "My children bring back prayer, return to God, return to the sacraments. Live the sacraments. Live God's commandments and in that moment when you belong to God you will be content and happy. Your life will find the fullness of living, and at that moment you will become the instruments for all those who have not experienced God's love.

Remember that every 2nd of the month Our Lady started appearing to ask us to pray for all who are far from God. And each one of us, if we start thinking about it in our heart, we will say, I know him or her, someone, who knows how many people we know, who are far from God and we would love them to return to God and to the sacraments.

And Our Lady says to us that prayer has no limits. Prayer works miracles. Prayer is our life. And she invites us in the last message given to us, to have prayer as joy in our life. Not something we are forced to do, but Our Lady said "Choose in the freedom God gives you, to choose God because without God you have no future." And that is why Our Lady does not get tired. She is our mother, and she desires to guide us and help us. She desires to say to us that she is with us. As at the foot of the cross, when she was close to her dying Son, it would seem there was no hope left, but she became the hope of the Church. And we Christians should be proud to have Our Lady as our Mother and we should be grateful for that. A Christian who is Marian is richer. Because we have spice, we have Our Lady! She is the one who intercedes for us before God, the Mother of Jesus and also Our Mother. She knows in what way to present our intentions and our pain, our desires and our suffering. She is the Spouse of the Holy Spirit. You know that the Holy Spirit can do what He wishes. She knows, as the Spouse of the Holy Spirit, how to intercede for us and our lives until each of us truly becomes a holy person. There are so many people who die witnessing their faith. Our Lady invites us to be carriers of faith in this year of faith. We are united in a special way with the Holy Father in prayer.

Also through the moment of the Consecration that the present Pope will do before the statue of Our Lady of Fatima, which will be done on Oct. 13, we who are in love with Our Lady will be content and we will be united with the Pope and the entire Church asking that Mary, the Mother of Jesus, may protect the Church. This is a new journey with this gift that God has given to us through Pope Francis, through his simplicity, prayer, testimony, in which he says to us to witness our Christian life there where we are in our everyday situation. He invites us not to be indifferent. That we truly become the extended hands, as Our Lady invites us to be, for those who are far away, pagans, those who haven't gotten the chance to know the Gospel and the love of God and there are so many of them. We have to have in our mind that we help them, so they may feel the love of God.

That is why I invite you who have come to Medjugorje, make good use of this time here so that this time may become an encounter with Jesus, through Our Lady. Use this time for prayer. Go up the Cross Mountain or Apparition Hill praying. Pray before the Blessed Sacrament. If you are not used to prayer take some of the books to help you, to reveal the prayer to you, to help you to know some new prayers and invocations, so we may be enriched until the moment when our life becomes a prayer itself. And since I am the one who still has daily apparitions, I will remember all of you and pray for your intentions at the moment of Our Lady's apparition. You at that time here at the church, stop and pray. I will recommend all of you, so that when you return home you will live a new life and be witnesses of a new life for other people.

We have many priests with us, so we will ask them to bless us, so that we may become instruments whose hearts of stone may be softened to receive the word of God and Our Lady's call. And then one day when we come to heaven she may say to us, thank you for having responded to my call.

Everyone stood, and the priests blessed the whole assembly....

God Our Heavenly Father, we ask your blessing on us this day. Please send your Holy Spirit to cleanse us and renew us. Fill us with your gifts and charity so that we can extend the love of Our Lady to all we meet. Bless us all and all those we pray for back home so we can live as Christ wants us to live. And continue to bring us, dear Blessed Mother, to your Divine Son. May the Lord bless us all in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen

(Marija Pavlovic - Lunetti, on Saturday, September 28, 2013, speaking at St. James Church, Medjugorje and filmed by Mary TV)

Praise God!

On Wednesday, October 2, 2013, Mary TV will stream the Apparition to Mirjana which may occur during the prayer gathering at the Blue Cross. The stream will begin at 2:00 am EDT which is 8:00 am Medjugorje time. Join us for this time of prayer with Mirjana at the Blue Cross during which we hope Our Lady will come!  www.marytv.tv 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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