"...For the sake of Jesus, for the sake of my Son, love those whom He has called and long for the blessing only from the hands which He has consecrated. Do not permit evil to come to reign. Anew I repeat - only alongside your shepherds will my heart triumph. Do not permit evil to separate you from your shepherds. Thank you." (Message to Mirjana, (09/02/13)
I'm praying the Rosary every day with you and Cathy and everyone in the boat...
I am very grateful to Our Lady for all Her messages, and also those on the second of the month, where She speaks about priesthood. I've long felt the call to pray for priests, and these little lines are like flashlights for me. I'm always looking forward to this little "p.s", and I was very touched by the lengthy p.s. in the recent message. I know sometimes keeping your heart open for a priest means going the Way of the Cross... remember what Sister Bridge McKenna said about the pain Our Lady has in Her Heart for Her priests (and it was given to Sister Bridge to feel during an apparition... this was in the Fruit show in October last year). I believe most of us have had temptations at least, to close our heart to some priest or other. But it strikes me that in the past several messages from the second of the month Our Lady actually teach us to LOVE our shepherds. In the very last one She didn't even say "pray", but She was speaking of LOVE and unity with our shepherds, giving us the only foundation for it that may stand the test of trials: "For the sake of Jesus, for the sake of My Son..." We have to love our shepherds with the Love of Jesus, we have to see them with His Eyes... and embrace our crosses with love and joy, so that He is able to purify and strengthen His chosen souls, so that Our Lady is able to console them with Her presence. Of course, to LOVE and to go the Way of the Cross with JOY is humanly impossible... so we're always "poor in spirit", always in need of the Holy Spirit to come upon us and purify and teach us His Ways!
... and so I'm always in need of my family praying and sailing the digital sea :)
It is such a great comfort and blessing, I can never thank Our Lady enough for this gift... always with LOVE keeping you in my heart and prayers, Olga - your shipmate in Moscow :)