Friday, March 21, 2014
Mary TV Daily Reflection 3/21/2014
MIrjana speaking in March to Pilgrims
(c)Mary TV 2014
March 21, 2014
Dear Family of Mary!
Here is the second part of the transcript of Mirjana's talk to pilgrims featured on "Fruit of Medjugorje - Episode 106". It is long. But you have all weekend to work on it!! Once you read her words, you might go back and enjoy the episode on our web page. Mirjana is such a credible witness, so down to earth, and so firm in her belief. This talk is a great gift to us all!
Because this time we are living in is a time of decision and we who say we are God's children have a big responsibility. Because every one of us can talk nicely. Like I said before, but Blessed Mary doesn't want this, she wants that unbelievers see in us that we have something more. I always give one example of something that happened to me. When I was going into the church here, in Medjugorje, our church is always full...Since I have problems with my back, I saw a place and I sat. But next to me were pilgrims from Italy, and they started to yell at me! Stand up, this is our place, how can you sit here. 100 things in one second, you know the Italian temperament! I stood up immediately, I was quiet. One lady part of the group recognized me and told the Italian pilgrims I was one of the visionaries. When they said I was one of the visionaries, they immediately offered me the whole pew!!! But why do I tell you this. If you think I was an unbeliever and Our Lady invited me to come to Medjugorje, and for the first time I come into the church. I am inside the church and the people say they know the love of God, they are believers, but they treat me this way. If I was treated this way, do you think I would ever come in the church again? Who would be responsible for this? This is what Blessed Mary wants to say to us, that our example, our life has to change things. In one message she said...Our Lady said, "Do not say that you follow my Son, and then you live your life in a way that for those who do not know him, seeing you, do not want to know him at all." Please don't forget that when we pray for unbelievers we are praying for our own future.
Blessed Mary in this apparition in Medjugorje gives to each visionary a mission to pray for. My mission is to pray for unbelievers. Vicka and Jackov pray for the sick people. Marija for the souls in purgatory. Ivanaka for family. Ivan for priests and for the youth. But please don't think that when I pray for unbelievers they convert! When Jakov or Vicka pray for the sick they will heal? Only in this way blessed Mary shows us for what we need to pray.
The most important message repeated always is Holy Mass, but not just on Sunday. When we were children at the beginning of the apparition, she said to us, "When you have to choose between the apparition and Holy Mass, you must always choose Holy Mass, because during the Holy Mass my Son is with you." In all these years of apparitions, Blessed Mary never said pray and I will give to you. She always says, I can pray to my Son for you. Always Jesus in the first place. Many pilgrims coming in Medjugorje believe that we visionaries are privileged people, more holy than other people, but this is not true. Because for Blessed Mary, as for a mother, there doesn't exist privileged children. For her we are all her children and she is choosing us for different missions. She chose the 6 of us to say messages to us. But she chose all of you because she said in the message on Jan 2 that she is addressing to you..."My dear children I invited you, open your heart and let me enter your heart so I can make apostles of you." But this means that we all have the same responsibility. Six of us she wanted to give messages to us. And you, like apostles of Blessed Mary, can spread the messages. There are no privileged children.
I learned this at the beginning of the apparitions. You heard of my grandmother and uncles, at the beginning, I was the only visionary who didn't live here in Medjugorje. My parents are from here, but when they married, they left Medjugorje and had their home in Sarajevo, and I lived with them. Every summer vacation I was here because all my family was here. When the apparitions started I was here with the other visionaries. And how I told you that in the beginning, it was a communist regime, the police tried to destroy everything. They forced me to return to Sarajevo. I didn't want to go because I thought if I went back to Sarajevo, I wouldn't have apparitions. But nobody asked you. Here [in Medjugorje] everyone one was Catholic, because everyone is Croatian. In Sarajevo, there are Communists, Muslims and Orthodox. Only a few Catholics. And in my home in Sarajevo, every day the police came. They would turn everything upside down. And they would bring me with them. I was only 15. It is not like in America, where I have my lawyer and my social worker...In the communist regime, none of this. I was alone with them. I was thinking that Blessed Mary would help me. But then when I had apparition, she told me the same things as the visionaries here, nothing about my situation. I don't need to explain how I felt alone. But after some time I understood. With the prayer and fasting, for God there are not privileged children. When you have a cross or are suffering, pray and God will not leave you alone. When I understood this, accepted this, everything that came to me I took with more strength.
If you look at the messages on the 2nd of the month, you will see that if someone is privileged for her, it is our priests. Because she never said what they must do, she always says what we must do for them. She said, "my dear children, they don't need your judgment and criticism, what they need is your prayer and your love. God will judge them for what they do, but God will judge you for how you loved your priest. She said, if you lose respect for the priest, you will lose respect for the Church and for God. Also during the apparition on the 2nd of each month when Blessed Mary gives us her blessing, she always says, "My dear children I am giving you my motherly blessings, but the most important blessing you need on earth is the blessing of the priest."
Because when they bless you my Son blesses you. And she also says, "Don't forget the pray for your shepherds because their hands are consecrated". Because of this she has said about the priest, I ask you with all my heart, when you return to your parishes please show to the other people how our relationship should be with our priest. If your priest isn't doing what you think he should be doing, don't go around judging him. Take the Rosary and pray for him, this is how you can help him, not by judging. Because in the world in which we live, there are so many judgments, so many people judge everything, but there is so little love. Blessed Mary wants us to be recognized in love, not that we take in our hands only what God can do, only He can judge.
I am sorry that I cannot tell you more about what Blessed Mary has been preparing us for all these years. But I can tell you one thing. We have this time in which we are living now. And we have the time of the Triumph of Blessed Mary's heart. Between these two times we have one bridge. This bridge is our priests. Because of this she is asking so many prayers for them, so much love and respect. Because this bridge must be so strong that all of us can cross over it. Because Blessed Mary said, "My heart, with them, will triumph." This means that without the priests we cannot have the Triumph of the Heart of Blessed Mary. Because who can open the door of heaven for us? Only priests.
She wants us to return prayer in our families. She says that nothing can put the family together like prayer together. She said that parents have a big responsibility before their children. Because the parents put the root of the faith in the heart of their children. They can do this only if they pray together and go to Holy Mass together. We cannot talk to our children about the importance of Holy Mass is Holy Mass is not in the first place for us. We cannot talk to our children about prayer if they don't see us praying. Because of this she said that parents have a big responsibility. Children do only what they see in the home. They must see that for the parents God is in the first place, nothing else.
Children see more than we think. You who are here. You saw my daughter. Marija, the older, when she was 2 ½ years old I never told her about the apparitions. I thought she was too young to understand what was happening. But one day she was playing with a friend, and I was watching them. I heard her friend say to my daughter, "My mother drives a car!" I don't drive and so Marija was quiet for a second and then she said, "Big deal, my mother talks with Blessed Mary every day." Without saying anything, she understood because she saw what was happening in the house. Because of this it is important what the parents do.
When I talk about this message of Blessed Mary, I cannot be serious. Because it is a big problem. For American, not so much, but for Argentinian and Italian, it is a big problem. It is fasting!!! Blessed Mary wants us to fast on Wednesday and Friday on bread and water. In America they are pretty good, of course it is only what I saw. Maybe they do it only in front of me. They ask one typical question, "Can I have coffee in the morning? " I always say with a serious face, "Yes, but get up early before Blessed Mary gets up and sees you."
I don't want to talk about Argentina in front of others. Blessed Mary has taught us one beautiful thing. When you think of the messages she gives, every message begins "My dear children". She never says, "My dear American, my dear Italian, My dear Argentinian" We are her children. She says that on earth there only exists children of God. You believe that God exists. You believe in Blessed Mary. But I saw her. I know that heaven exists. And because of this maybe, I don't look on the world with the same eyes as you. For example, for me, it doesn't exist nationality. When someone says, I am American or Croatian, I smile to myself. Because I know what this means before God, NOTHING.
But it is really nice to see here in Medjugorje, how every nationality reacts to fasting. Those who protest the most are the Italians. They have a 100 questions. How long is Wednesday or Friday? How can I cut so it is shorter? 100 questions.!! It was interesting, a football player was here, an Italian. The whole team came here. I know he was famous because the children were following him. He said, "I don't think you understand Blessed Mary. She was only talking to you, not to all of us!"
But if you never have fasted twice a week, if you never have said the Rosary once a day, I invite you to start as Blessed Mary started us. When she first appeared she asked that we pray 7 Our Fathers, 7 Hail Marys, 7 Glory Bes. Don't tell me you don't have time to say 7 Our Fathers, Hail Marys and Glory Bes. After some time she asked for one part of the Rosary and that we fast on Friday. After another time, she asked the second and then the third part of the Rosary and then fast on Wednesday. She went step by step. This can be an example for all of you. It is important to walk with Blessed Mary. Because she only wants to give us her Son.
We can have everything in the world, but if we don't have peace, we have nothing. But the only true peace is Jesus. Because of this, she asks Holy Mass, Rosary, Fasting...because she wants us to recognize Jesus. She wants us to have monthly confession. She said that there doesn't exist one man in the world who doesn't need monthly confession. I want to tell you like a sister, you have done so much for Blessed Mary. You leave your home, you travel so far. Everything for Her. As a sister I ask you to take my advice and go to Confession. Our Mother always says only a pure and clean heart knows how to open and only a pure and clean heart can receive graces.
She wants us to return the Bible in our home. When she gives the message to me she doesn't explain the message to me. She gives this message the same way as I tell the message to you. Like all of you I must pray to understand what God is telling me through this message. You who follow the message on the 2nd day of each month see that the message is long. When I have the apparition at the Blue Cross when Blessed Mary gives me the message, at the Blue cross, it is always Miki next to me, and I tell the message to him and he writes it. When I return to my home to pray, I need the written message to pray, because I can remember what she said, but not word for word. When Blessed Mary says return the Bible to the home, I think all of us have a Bible. But she wants simple things, that we open the Bible and read a few things. She wants the Bible to really be present in our home. Blessed Mary said that in the Bible we have all the answers we are looking for. This is what I personally believe is most important for pilgrims, but now you can ask me questions about what you are interested in, and I will answer with all my heart. (Mirjana speaking with pilgrims in her home in March 2014- Part 1)
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
©Mary TV 2014
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