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MARY, OUR MOTHER
Monday, March 31, 2014
Mary TV Daily Reflection 3/31/2014
(c)Mary TV 2014
Go to Confession and decide for holiness.
March 31, 2014
Dear Family of Mary!
Day 6 of our Novena to St. Isidore and St. Faustina for the grace to understand and love Confession!
From St. Faustina:
word - obedience. A disobedient soul will win no victory, even if the
Lord Jesus himself, in person, were to hear its confession. The most
experienced confessor will be of no help whatsoever to such a soul. The
disobedient soul exposes itself to great misfortunes; it will make no
progress toward perfection, nor will it succeed in the spiritual life.
God lavishes His graces most generously upon the soul, but it must be an
obedient soul. 
can even clothe himself in a cloak of humility, but he does not know
how to wear the cloak of obedience and thus his evil designs will be
I began to prepare for confession, strong temptations against
confessors assaulted me. I did not see Satan, but I could sense him, his
terrible anger. - "Yes, he's an ordinary man." - "Not ordinary, because
he has the power of God." - Yes, it is not difficult for me to accuse
myself of my sins. But to uncover the most secret depths of my heart, to
give an account of the action of God's grace, to speak about God's
every demand, about all that goes on between God and myself.... To tell
that to a man is beyond my strength. I felt I was fighting against the
powers and I cried out: "O Christ, You and the priest are one; I will
approach confession as if I were approaching, not a man, but You." When I
entered the confessional, I began by disclosing my difficulties. The
priest replied that the best thing I could have done was to disclose
these temptations from the outset. However, after the confession, they
took flight, and my soul is enjoying peace. 
From Our Lady, Queen of Peace:
children, I am coming to you as a mother and I desire that in me, as in
a mother, you may find your abode, consolation and rest. Therefore, my
children, apostles of my love, pray. Pray with humble devotion,
obedience and complete trust in the Heavenly Father. Trust as I have
trusted when it was said to me that I will bring the blessing of the
promise. May out of your hearts, from your lips, always come forth 'May
your will be done!' Therefore, trust and pray so that I can intercede
for you before the Lord, for him to give you the Heavenly Blessing and
fill you with the Holy Spirit. Then he will be able to help all those
who do not know the Lord - you, apostles of my love, will help them to
call him 'Father' with complete trust. Pray for your shepherds and place
your trust in their blessed hands. Thank you." 03/02/2014
From Fr. Alfred Wilson:
for sin has two aspects, two slants as it were, one backwards and one
forward. Looking back, the penitent regrets and detests sin; looking
forward, he determines to avoid it.
to avoid both sin and its occasions, in other words, firm purpose of
amendment, is the crucial test of the reality of contrition. He who is
determined to do his best to avoid sin, undoubtedly has true repentance,
even though he feels spiritually dry as a desert and indevout as an
we truly hate sin, we shall do all in our power to avoid it. If,
however, we are unwilling to use the means, we deceive ourselves if we
fancy that we will the end. Pilate wished to release Our Divine Savior;
and he willed it, he could have released Him at once.
firm purpose of amendment is the most difficult act of the penitent. It
is easy enough to have remorse for sin; in fact, unless our conscience
has become completely atrophied, remorse is inevitable. It is not so
easy to have effective repentance. St. Alphonsus says that most bad
confessions are bad through lack of practical amendment; and authorities
and citations to confirm his opinion could be multiplied. (Fr. Alfred
Wilson. "Pardon and Peace")
we are determined to avoid our sins, we will obey the Lord and His
Word. We will place His desire for us above our own desire, and try our
best to obey Him. We may not succeed all the time but our attempt to
obey Him will keep our heart connected to Him. Our confessions will do
us good, not harm, if we are determined to obey. We also know that the
enemy will try to dissuade us from confessing, and from a firm purpose
of amendment, but if we resist him, he will flee. Our trusting and
humble prayer and desire to do God's will will disarm him.
As Our Lady taught us: "Pray
with humble devotion, obedience and complete trust in the Heavenly
Father. Trust as I have trusted when it was said to me that I will bring
the blessing of the promise. May out of your hearts, from your lips,
always come forth 'May your will be done!'"
Let us pray:
Lord Jesus, we ask you to give us a true understanding of the
necessity and grandeur of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Help us to
recognize You in the confessional, waiting for us, waiting to forgive
us and embrace us with Your love and mercy. We need forgiveness. Help us
to find our way into Your arms.