MARY, OUR MOTHER

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Mary TV Daily Reflection 1/21/2014




 (c) Mary TV 2014

J.M.J.
January 21, 2014
 
Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children!...I am praying, and you my beloved children also pray, that you may be able to open pure and humble hearts to my Son and to receive the gifts which He has promised you. Then you will be led by the love and strength of my Son. Then, you will be my apostles who everywhere around them spread the fruits of God's love. My Son will act from within you and through you, because you will be "one". My motherly heart yearns for this - for unity of all of my children - through my Son..." (January 2, 2014)

We all want to be led by the love and strength of Jesus. We want to follow Him every day, every moment. St. Faustina gave us a way to recognize whether we are actually being led by Jesus' love. It is a simple measure:

Where there is genuine virtue, there must be sacrifice as well; one's whole life must be a sacrifice. It is only by means of sacrifice that souls can become useful. It is my self-sacrifice which, in my relationship with my neighbor, can give glory to God, but God's love must flow through this sacrifice, because everything is concentrated in this love and takes its value from it. (Diary 1358)

Everything we do takes on value only if God's love is within us and working through us! This is simple. And God's love is most present in our self-sacrifice, because it is in sacrifice that we make a gift of ourselves to others. We give not of our excess in such sacrifices but of our very being. Our Lady longs to spread this kind of love, this giving of the self to others. She knows that it is the key to a new world.

May we be Our Lady's apostles who everywhere around them spread the fruits of God's love!

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
© Mary TV 2014

PS. I am being brief so that I can clear away the time to watch "Queen of Peace" tonight at 8:00 pm EST!!! I hope you can join us for this remarkable film about Medjugorje!!!








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