Monday, November 11, 2013

Mary TV Daily Reflection 11/11/2013

Starlit night
   Night sky in Medjugorje!

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November 11, 2013
St. Martin of Tours

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children; anew, in a motherly way, I am calling you to love, to continually pray for the gift of love, to love the Heavenly Father above everything. When you love Him you will love yourself and your neighbor. This cannot be separated. The Heavenly Father is in each person. He loves each person and calls each person by name. Therefore, my children, through prayer hearken to the will of the Heavenly Father. Converse with Him. Have a personal relationship with the Father, which will deepen even more your relationship as a community of my children - my apostles. As a mother I desire that through the love for the Heavenly Father, you may be raised above earthly vanities, and may help others to gradually come to know, and come closer to the Heavenly Father. My children, pray, pray, pray for the gift of love because 'love' is my Son. Pray for your shepherds that they may always have love for you as my Son had, and showed by giving His life for your salvation. Thank you." (November 2, 2013)

Through Mirjana, Our Lady calls us to fall in love with the Heavenly Father. She urges us to rejoice in the Father's love, to immerse ourselves in His love and to approach Him in prayer as our loving Father who wants to speak with each one of us. She wants each one of us to bond with the Father, to identify with Him, and to live our lives in His presence.

To do this, she gives us a simple command, "Converse with Him." Talk to Him! Express yourself to Him, and let Him reply. Listen to Him and talk to Him. Simple!

St. Faustina had a very simple and personal relationship with Jesus, with Mary, and with the Father. She had conversations with God regularly, and she wrote them in her diary at His command. Why? I think, because the Lord wanted us to learn from her. Conversing with the Father is possible! Conversing with Jesus is too! And with the Holy Spirit, it works!

Here is a joyful song of praise that St. Faustina composed to God the Father, the Creator. Her heart overflowed with love for Him, and we can partake of that love as well!
God the Father, Cima da Conegliano, Circa 1510-17.
God the Father, Cima da Conegliano, Circa 1510-17. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1749   + God's Infinite Goodness in Adorning the Whole World with Beauty in Order to Make Man's Stay on Earth Pleasant.

O God, how generously Your mercy is spread everywhere, and You have done all this for man. Oh, how much You must love him, since Your love is so active on his behalf. O my Creator and Lord, I see on all sides the trace of Your hand and the seal of Your mercy, which embraces all created things. O my most compassionate Creator, I want to give You worship on behalf of all creatures and all inanimate (111) creation; I call on the whole universe to glorify Your mercy. Oh, how great is Your goodness, O God!

1750  Be adored, O our Creator and Lord.
O universe, humbly glorify your God;
Thank your Creator to the best of your powers
And praise God's incomprehensible mercy.

Come, O earth, in all your fine greenery;
Come, you too, O fathomless sea.
Let your gratitude become a loving song
And sing the greatness of God's mercy.

Come, beautiful, radiant sun.
Come, bright dawn which precedes it.
Join in one hymn, and let your clear voices
Sing in one accord God's great mercy.

Come, hills and valleys, sighing woods and thickets,
Come, lovely flowers of morningtide;
Let your unique scent
Adore and glorify God's mercy.

Come, all you lovely things of earth,
Which man does not cease to wonder at.
Come, adore God in your harmony,
Glorifying God's inconceivable mercy.

Come, indelible beauty of all the earth,
And, with great humility, adore your Creator,
For all things are locked in His mercy,
With one mighty voice all things cry out; how great is the mercy of God.

But above all these beauties,
A more pleasing praise to God
Is a soul innocent and filled with childlike trust,
Which, through grace, is closely bound to Him.

St. Faustina, pray for us all to draw close to the Heavenly Father, in love and trust and joy!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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