"Dear children, with motherly love I desire to teach you sincerity, because I desire that, in your actions as my apostles, you be exact, resolute, and above all sincere. I desire that, by the grace of God, you be open for a blessing. I desire that by fasting and prayer you obtain from the Heavenly Father the cognition of what is natural and holy - Divine. Filled with cognition, under the shelter of my Son and myself, you will be my apostles who will know how to spread the Word of God to all those who do not know of it; and you will know how to overcome obstacles that will stand in your way. My children, by means of a blessing, God's grace will descend upon you and you will be able to retain it through fasting, prayer, purification and reconciliation. You will have the efficiency which I seek of you. Pray for your shepherds that the ray of God's grace may illuminate their ways. Thank you." (February 02, 2014)
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Mary TV Daily Reflection 2/4/2014
(c)Mary TV 2013
February 4, 2014
Dear Family of Mary!
Our Lady tells us in this message that she wants to teach us something. She wants us to enter her school once again, and allow her to introduce to us something we may not know or understand. She tells us she wants to teach us sincerity.
As some of us heard, when the message was first presented right after Mirjana's apparition, the word honesty was used instead of sincerity. At first this may seem very different. But as I looked at the dictionary meanings for sincerity and honesty, I found these general meanings:
Sincerity: "the quality of being open and truthful; not deceitful or hypocritical..."
truthfulness, sincerity, or frankness."
These meanings are very close, almost interchangeable.
Our Lady tells us the reason why she needs us to learn sincerity. She needs us to be her apostles. She needs us to act on her behalf. And so our actions must reflect her call to us, they must be expressions of her love, her peace, her joy, and her plan. In order for our actions to convey these things, they must be exact, resolute and sincere.
Why is exactness important? Our Lady has given us several main messages to live. She needs us to live these messages as she has taught us. If we are not exact in living these messages, we may distort her plan and lead others in the wrong direction. So being careful to accept Our Lady's main messages exactly as she has conveyed them is important.
What about being resolute? Well, as we all know, it takes resolve to live the messages. Daily prayer, Holy Mass, Confession, fasting, Bible reading...these things take a certain decision on our part. If we are not resolved to live these messages, we will fall away from them and lose our way. Our Lady's plan will suffer defeat through our lack of resolve.
And of course, sincerity? Why is sincerity necessary? If we are not careful to convey the messages with truthfulness and honesty, we may instead present a watered down version of them. We may even use Our Lady's messages for our own advantage. Sincerity will ensure that we receive and live Our Lady's messages with fidelity to her words. And in doing so, others will be given the gift of Our Lady's messages with purity!
We have been called to be Our Lady's apostles. She has enlisted us in her school. And she is training us to be those who can represent her to others. This is no small thing! We have a very great mistress who deserves our best efforts. To make her known to those who do not know her yet is a great honor. May we learn sincerity- deep within. May we be pure in our efforts to serve Mother Mary! May her triumph first be complete in each of us! Then others will be drawn to her loving presence and find the joy of living under the Gospa's mantle.
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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